Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has decried the dissipation of commitment in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) lately.
In an interview, the former President shared his perspective of the Party as it stands.
“The way I feel it, I don’t sense the same strong commitment. I have likened commitment to almost a religion. I don’t sense that now.”
He also decried the apparent faction and discord which he believes springs from the absence of inclusive democracy in the party and thereby called for inclusivity over factionalism.
“We are talking proper democracy, an inclusive one, you wouldn’t emphasise factions…Once the practice of selecting constituency or [a] national, you wouldn’t be so divisive and emphasising faction. He belongs to that side so no cooperation. You do that you are dividing the force,” he stated.”
The recent resignation of Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, an NPP stalwart, sparked discussions about discord in the NPP with another aggrieved member of the Party calling for retrospection by the leadership.
The NPP is now led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with Stephen Ntim as the National Chairman.
Mr Kufuor was Ghana’s president between 2000 and 2008.