Kumasi, Dec. 21, GNA – President John Dramani Mahama has urged members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to rally together quickly behind the new executives, in a renewed spirit of unity, dedication and commitment.
This, he said, would make the party stronger, better, and more effective in delivering excellent governance and prosperity to the people of Ghana, based on integrity, vision and patriotism.
An official statement from the Office of the President said the President congratulated the newly-elected executive officers of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC), following the conclusion of the 8thNational Delegates’ Congress in Kumasi.
“I have called our new party Chairman, Mr. Kofi Portuphy, and congratulated him on winning a fair and democratic fight,” stated President Mahama, who is the leader of the party, as quoted in the statement, signed by Mr Ben Dotsei Malor, Head of Communications and presidential spokesperson.
“I have also conveyed, through him, my congratulations and very best wishes to all the other members – both retained and newly-elected – who will now form a new solid leadership to provide an even more effective organisation for our great party, so that all Ghanaians can benefit from the skills, commitment and expertise we have to offer,” the President said.
President Mahama, the statement said, had equally extended his immense gratitude to all the outgoing national executives of the NDC.
“Dr. Kwabena Adjei, Yaw Gyan and others, who have been replaced, are committed social democrats and lifelong NDC stalwarts, and we must thank them very much for all the sacrifices and contributions they have made for the sake of the party and for Ghana,” he said.
The President said those experienced party colleagues would still be needed to share their knowledge and advice to assist the new executives and the party in moving the Government’s agenda forward. “
We have a lot to do for Ghana, and a lot to offer Ghanaians now and in the years to come, only the best will do and we will strive to offer the best,” he said.
The President commended Alhaji Huudu Yahaya for the great maturity he displayed in standing down from the Chairmanship contest in the larger interest of the party.
President Mahama also extended his congratulations to all members of the National Democratic Congress – at home and abroad – on the successful delegates’ conference that concluded peacefully, smoothly and successfully in the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi.