NDC 32nd Anniversary: Ghana Needs Urgent Reset - Prof. Opoku-Agyemang

The running mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, says the country needs an urgent reset to address current national developmental issues as the NDC marked its 32nd anniversary with a flag-raising ceremony in Accra.

She said the current trend where one political group came to clean and another came to destroy had dealt a severe blow to the country’s progress.

“The country will have to be reset so that we stop this back and forth. If one group comes to clean and another comes to destroy, how can we make progress as a country?” Prof. Opoku-Agyemang asked at Monday’s ceremony.

The event at the party’s headquarters was attended by party supporters, National Executive Committee members and members of the party’s Council of Elders.


Prof. Opoku-Agyemang urged the party members to remember and acknowledge the founders who struggled for the existence of the party.

“We, today, are the beneficiaries of those who started this a long time ago. Only last week, we went to celebrate June 4, and today, we are here to acknowledge 32 years of the existence of such a beautiful party.

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“At times like these, one thinks of those who started it all. What did they want? Why did they come together? Why didn't they say PNDC is enough? They didn't because they thought that the nation needed help, and they stayed the course. They didn't stay because they wanted anything for themselves; it was because they wanted things for the country, and it is our turn,” she said.

Party’s contributions

Mr Asiedu Nketia said although the party had not performed to its optimum, it had not failed in the past 32 years.

He said the history of the country could not be written without appreciating the contribution of the NDC to national development.

“We are always the party that comes to clean the mess, and when we leave, some other people will come and destroy everything that we have built and even dig up the foundation to make sure that this country will not survive,” he said.

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Mr Nketia said the party was ready to come back and be the partners of the masses to rebuild everything that had been destroyed and ensure that the next foundation that would be built would not be destroyed ever again.

He said the country was getting into a crucial election and all attempts made by the party to ensure that the elections ended peacefully were being frustrated.

“We have warned against militarisation of our elections, and today, even on the occasion of voter transfer, military men have been deployed in some constituencies, wielding weapons, trying to convert the citizens who bought the weapons and the uniforms for them into the enemies of the state,” Mr Nketia said.

He cautioned that if there was any voice of conscience in the country, this was the right time for them to speak up.