The National Democratic Party (NDP) has been given the license to operate as fully fledged political party in Ghana by the Electoral Commission.

Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings

The EC had earlier gave a provisional certificate to the leadership of the party which sought to give them the recognition as a political party and also to enable them start its operations.

The Interim National Chairman of the NDP, Josiah Aryee who received the certificate on behalf of the party on Friday noted that their operations in Ghana will bring a massive revolution in the political terrain of Ghana.

According to him, the NDP has attained a? very momentous moment that will have significant consequences for this country; for the politics of this country will from today be reconfigured, reshuffled and realigned for the NDP has arrived. “We have just take the first step decisive step on a long road where together with the will of our people our only destination can be victory. From today the iconic white dove on the NDP is air born?.

He however dismissed suggestions that the Rawlings are behind the party saying ?not to date and as I speak, they are not behind us but I have always stressed and said that of course, they are free like anyone to join us if they wish. ?

On his part, the interim General Secretary of the NDP, Manboah Rockson noted that the grassroots of the party are calling for Nana Konadu to be the flagbearer and the party leadership is planning to invite her for the position.

Meanwhile, Dr. Joseph Manboa-Rockson has described their party as a major threat to the fortunes of the ruling NDC.

He said unlike the ruling party, NDP will deliver an incorruptible, people centered leadership based on the principles of probity, accountability and social justice.

The breakaway party from the NDC will on Friday receive certification from the Electoral Commission (EC) to be a fully-fledged political party ahead of the December polls.

The National Executive Committee of the NDP is contemplating naming former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings as its flag-bearer for the 2012 elections.

Speaking on Asempa FM?s?Ekosii Sen?programme Thursday, Dr. Manboa-Rockson said that the Rawlingses are a key part of the NDP, even though they are not card bearing members.

He indicated that former President Jerry Rawlings will join the party?s campaign to wrestle power from the NDC which he claims has veered off from its core principles on which it was formed.

Dr. Manboa-Rockson added that the leadership of the NDC has shown gross disrespect to the party founder and thus should not expect Mr. Rawlings on its campaign trail.

He noted that the main aim for the formation of the NDP is to provide an alternative to the disenchanted members of the NDC, NPP and other political parties who have the interest of the country at heart.

The NDP scribe said that the party is feverishly organizing its self at the grassroots to give the ruling party a run for their money.

Dr. Manboa-Rockson stated emphatically that their presence in the political terrain will be a serious blow to the NDC chances of retaining power in the December elections.

Meanwhile, NDC Member of Parliament for Tain, Ahmed Ibrahim is calling for a seize fire from both parties.

He said an NDC campaign without Jerry Rawlings could spell doom for the ruling party which he says faces a vicious opposition like the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the general elections.

Ahmed Ibrahim urged the leadership of the NDC to expedite action and make peace with its founder to ensure unity.


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