Deputy Education Minister, Mahama Ayariga, has described as “unfortunate,” the decision of some disgruntled members of the governing NDC to form the breakaway NDP.
Unlike some of the leaders of the NDC who have been dismissive of the National Democratic Party, Mr. Ayariga said the development was worrying, especially given that this is an election.
Spearing on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Wednesday, Ayariga said he believes that, “within the NDC, there is enough space for addressing grievances and issues… Even if there wasn’t the space, I thought they would fight to create the space because that’s what it means to belong to a group: to constantly fight for the system to perfect itself.”
He said because the NDP was made up of largely members of the NDC, the governing party must work to settle differences between its members through dialogue.
He, however, expressed confidence in the NDC’s resilience, saying that even if reconciliation fails, he expects the NDC to still win the elections.
The NDP is currently chaired by a former General Secretary of the ruling party, Dr. Josiah Aryeh with former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings, rumoured to be gearing up to bear the party's flag in the December polls.
Other key members of the NDP have their political roots in the NDC - Dr. Joseph Manboah-Rockson, Alhaji Naziru, and a horde of others were all members of the NDC.