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Eschew winner takes all in Ghana's politics now- NDC chair counsels politicians
From: Ghana|Myjoyonline.com|Nathan Gadugah          Published On: August 22, 2013, 13:36 GMT
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Eschew winner takes all in Ghana's politics now- NDC chair counsels politicians

Nana Addo exchanging pleasantries with Dr. Kwabena Adjei at the NPP Headquarters.

The Chairman of the governing National Democratic Congress is asking parties to eschew the "winner takes all" syndrome from the political space.

Dr Kwabena Adjei says the eight months unique Election Petition at the Supreme Court is enough for parties to begin to work in pursuit of national interest and the time to do away with the "winner takes all" agenda is now.

"We have gone through almost eight months of an experience, a unique experience we have never gone through in this country before and we are awaiting the verdict.

"But even before the verdict comes, I can see what this Supreme Court thing has done for us.

"Let's work towards the definition and pursuance of the national interest.

"Let us also work towards the win-win situation in any electoral event.

"Something that makes us insecure is the winner takes it all. From now don't let the winner take it all," he charged.

He was speaking at the 21st Anniversary Celebration of the opposition New Patriotic Party.

He said the "winner takes all" syndrome makes politicians insecure, and the time to do away with that syndrome is now.

His call comes exactly a week before the Supreme Court gives its judgement on the Presidential Election Petition.

It remains to be seen if the parties involved in the petition will heed the call for a unity government when the verdict is read out.

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