Majority in Parliament: NDC Chair Sends Strong Warning

The National Democratic Congress, (NDC), the party National Chairman, Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has send a strong warning that, the NDC would not allow anyone to denie the people of Ghana their choice of Member of Parliament they voted for.

To him, no one has the right to subvert the will of the people giving the assurance of NDC electing the next Speaker of Parliament.

Stressing that,”We will elect the next Speaker of Parliament because the voice of the people represents the voice of God”.

The NDC Chairman gave these strong words of warning at the 39th anniversary celebration of the 31st December Revolution held at Odododiodio in Accra.

The 39th anniversary of the 31st December Revolution was on the theme: “Sustaining the Values of 31st December Revolution: The Legacy of H.E. J.J Rawlings”.

The Central Planning Committee of the 31st December Anniversary and the Office of former President Jerry John Rawlings, in partnership with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) hosted the commemoration of the 39th Anniversary of the 31st December Revolution at the Osekan Park on the Atta Mills High Street.

Moments of wreath laying
Moments of wreath laying

Speaking in a strong and authorative voice, Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo hinted that, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would form the majority in the 8th Parliament and would pursue legitimate means to fight for the majority of seats.

“We want to say authoritatively that the NDC believes that we have a majority in Parliament. We will use every legitimate and legal means to define that majority”, he stressed.

However, the Electoral Commission he  said, made Ghanaians to believe that both the NDC and NPP have 137 seats in Parliament with one independent Member of Parliament (MP) noting that, a party needs at least 138 seats in Parliament to form a Majority.

John Dramani Mahama arriving at the 39th anniversary of the 31st December Revolution
John Dramani Mahama arriving at the 39th anniversary of the 31st December

Taking his turn to address the teeming crowd at the 39th Anniversary of the 31st December Revolution, the former President and flagbearer of the party in the just-ended Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, John Dramani Mahama emphatically stated that, the NDC founder, the late former President Jerry John Rawlings, is responsible for the freedom Ghana is enjoying at the moment.

Majority in Parliament: NDC Chair Sends Strong Warning
Majority in Parliament: NDC Chair Sends Strong Warning

Emphasizing that, the National Democratic Congress as a party who believes in democracy would continue to uphold the Founder’s principles of Probity and Accountability which he believed, kept and practiced it till his dealth.

He therefore used the occassion to call on the entire NDC members to be united believing that, by so doing, the party can continue to be strong to protect the legacy of  the party’s founder, Former President Rawlings.

On his part, the Chairman of Central Planning Committee, Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor revealed that, it is a known fact that, elections in Africa are mostly manipulated in one way or the other but one expect that Ghana’s election would have been done with a bit of sophistication and decency.

Pointing out that, never in Ghana’s history has there been several changes to election results as it happened under the Jean Mensa-led Electoral Commission.

Adding that, strange manipulations was witnessed in the recent Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

“We have a very clear idea since 1993 that when elections are conducted the winner will normally take over and this country moves on. We do have some challenges from time to time but never did we ever experience a situation where election results are declared, corrected, changed, amended, and possibly only God knows what will happen next,” he asserted.

The Central Planning Committee of the 31st December Anniversary and the Office of former President Jerry John Rawlings, in partnership with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) hosted the commemoration of the 39th Anniversary of the 31st December Revolution at the Osekan Park on the Atta Mills High Street

The commemoration of the 39th Anniversary of the 31st December Revolution was organised in honour of the late Founder of NDC and leader of the Revolution, former President Jerry John Rawlings.

Source: www.thenewindependentonline.com

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