The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, Theophilus Tetteh Chaie has indicated that, founder and chairman of the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Dr. Obed Asamoah would be treated as an ordinary member of the NDC when he returns.
Dr. Asamoah together with some other executives of the NDC including former National Womens’ Organizer, Frances Esiam and former Deputy General Secretary, Bede Zieden broke away from the party which was then in opposition, in 2006.
Dr. Asamoah at a press conference to announce his resignation in 2006, cited the lack of dissent in the party claiming that “within the NDC as of now, dissent, particularly against certain personalities, is considered as treacherous to be dealt with by violence and hooliganism. It is obvious that I do not share in those methods. I therefore no longer can associate myself with an organization employing such methods.”
After the NDC’s successful extraordinary congress in Sunyani earlier this month, Dr. Asamoah has stated his intent to return to the NDC.
Speaking on Adom TV’s newspaper review segment “Mpensempensemu” on Multi TV, Mr. Chaie said people who join the party cannot be deemed as executive members.
According to him, new members who pick up membership forms can by no means become executives of the party and the same treatment would be applied to Dr. Obed Asamoah when he finally returns to the party.
Dr. Asamaoh explained that “I left the NDC because I was not satisfied with regard to their commitment to internal party democracy. Now that there is an improvement along those lines, it is natural that I would accept an invitation to rejoin the fold.”
He noted that the NDC has gone through a “dramatic change”, which might probably be the driving force wooing him back.
He indicated that the Rawlingses should count their blessings for not being put under the kind of suffering he and his colleagues endured during the Koforidua congress in 2006.
Source: Multi TV/Ghana