John Mahama no longer leader of NDC – Anyidoho clarifies

By Lorlornyofm August 17, 2017 07:15

John Mahama no longer leader of NDC – Anyidoho clarifies

Former President John Dramani Mahama is no longer the leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), according to Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho.

Koku Anyidoho explained the former President, who led the NDC prior to the 2016 elections ceased to be the leader of the party after the party lost the election.

National Executive Council of the NDC amended the party’s constitution and made Mr. Mahama then flagbearer and incumbent president, leader.

The General Secretary of the NDC in declaring former President Mahama as leader and flagbearer of the NDC quoted article 26(1) of the NDC to support the decision by the executives.

The article states: “the president of the Republic who is a member of the Party is the leader of the Party when in government.”

But speaking on Asempa FM’s ‘Ekosii Sɛn’ programme Wednesday, Koku Anyidoho said former President Mahama is no more leader after losing the 2016 general elections.

He indicated that, NDC National Chairman, Kofi Portuphy automatically becomes leader according to the party’s constitution.

“I don’t understand why people attack me when I say former President Mahama is not leader of NDC. It is in the party’s constitution; I’m not making it up,” he stressed.

NDC School 

Koku Anyidoho is convinced with the introduction of the party’s National Institute of Social Democracy School, such members will be educated.

Koku Anyidoho

He explained that National Institute of Social Democracy School is an in-house institute to train party foot soldiers about the ideology of the NDC.

Koku Anyidoho’s comment comes after the National Accreditation Board (NAB) said they had not accredited the NDC to operate its National Institute of Social Democracy.

He told host of ‘Ekosii Sɛn’ Kojo Asare Baffuor Acheampong (KABA), they do not need accreditation to run the school.

“As far as we are concerned, our operation doesn’t fall under their rules now. So when the time comes, we will call on them for accreditation. For now, we are not an institute that is demanding the NAB’s blessings. We don’t need it for now. We are not running any full programmes for our members. That will be in future,” Mr. Anyidoho stated.

He indicated that the National Institute of Social Democracy School will not award a diploma or degree certificates to graduates of the school.

“Some NDC members don’t even know when we are in opposition, the National Chairman automatically becomes the leader so we need the school to train them” he added.

Koku Anyidoho encouraged members to enroll in their numbers to learn more about their beloved party.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Institute of Social Democracy has opened its maiden admission for a programme in political leadership & party organisation.

The only course available now is geared towards imbibing in potential students the historical events that led to the formation of the NDC, values and principles that underpin the social democratic ideology of the NDC and how the ideology has been used in governing in different countries including Ghana.

The course outline and module cover the history of the NDC, the philosophy, principles and practice of social democracy, political leadership and party organisation and political activism.

Source: Ghana | |

By Lorlornyofm August 17, 2017 07:15
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