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The Greater Accra regional chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has assured the rank and file of the party of the resolve of the Regional Executive Committee (REC) in seeking a united front as the party prepares for the crucial election 2024. Hon. Emmanuel Nii Ashie Moore, in an attempt to brush aside recently reported rancor among some regional executives, stressed that they are united and focused on delivering a victory for the party in the 2024 general elections.
Participating in a health walk organized by party executives in the Ablekuma Central constituency on Sunday morning, the former Adentan lawmaker maintains that the reported happenings among the leadership of the party in the region should not cause any fear of disunity, as it is characteristic of every new leadership in every human setting. “There is no blow in the Greater Accra NDC. We are united as one. What we are going to do is that it is a new administration, we agree to disagree. The blow will happen [in] 2024 if the NPP attempt to steal the election again, we will come after them with the blow”, he assures the Ablekuma Central Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Dan Abdul Latif and the hundreds of party faithfuls who joined the walk.
DFS Live News meanwhile, has sighted a petition by the regional secretary, Hon. Tetteh Chaie dated 11/01/2023 against the party’s regional Chairman and a newly co-opted regional executive member, Hon. Nii Okai Laryea, accusing them of, among other things, attempting to undermine his role as the chief scribe of the party in the region. In a counter-petition also sighted by this outlet, the regional chairman and sixteen other executives have accused the secretary and his deputy, madam Patricia Addy of acting as demigods in relation to the party’s activities in the region. Both petitions have been addressed to the General Secretary of the party and are expected to be heard by the Functional Executive Committee (FEC) and the Council of Elders of the party.
The NDC won twenty (20) seats out of the thirty-four (34) in the region in the 2020 general elections with their presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama securing 1,326,596 representing 51.04% as against the 1,250,174 representing 48.10% polled by President Akufo-Addo. The party will seek to have a firm grip of the region as analysts believe the Greater Accra region holds the key to the chances of winning parties in general elections.