View Full Version : Campaign for Effective Leadership declares support for Dr Nduom

17th January 2012, 09:18 PM
A Coalition of the Functional Regional and Constituency Executives of the defunct Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Tuesday, declared their support for Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom’s Progressive People’s Party.

The Coalition, made up of representatives from Greater Accra, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Eastern, Upper West, Northern and Volta Regions, disassociated themselves with the decision of the life Patron of the DFP; Dr Yao Obed Asamoah, to merge the party with the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Mr Sarfo Adams Junior, Spokesperson of the Coalition who made the declaration at a press conference in Accra, alleged that there was no consensus within the DFP before the merger with the NDC was sealed.

He said the group had change its name to “The Campaign for Effective Leadership(CEL)”, adding that the majority of DFP supporters across the country had given the CEL the mandate to announce to Ghanaians that the members still stand by their earlier publications that they were “not in support of the merger “.

Mr Adams said the newly formed CEL believed in a leader who would create a just and disciplined society, improve the performance of Government, create jobs, give power to the people for development, provide quality education for every Ghanaian child and provide energy for industrialisation and rapid development.

He said that leader must be capable of ensuring the strengthening of Parliament to effectively perform its legislative duties, provide better health care and cleaner environment, combat crime, the drug trade, corruption and provide support for Ghanaians in the Diaspora to invest and re-establish residence back home.

“Having assessed both past and present governments since 1992 up-to-date, most especially the NDC Government lacked the implementation of these ambitions” stressing: “We members of Campaign for Effective Leadership believe these qualities can only be found in one person who have distinguished himself to all Ghanaians as a leader,” he said.

Mr Adams recounted Dr Nduom’s distinguished performance and contributions as former Minister of State during the New Patriotic Party led administration’s “all inclusive” Government, which resulted in the attainment of key developments including the Millennium Challenge Account Grant of $547 million, the National Identification System and the Single Spine Salary Structure.

He described Dr Nduom as a visionary leader who had the potential of leading the country into attaining the needed socio-economic independence as well as the national development, which had eluded the citizenry over the years.

Mr Adams therefore urged eligible voters to look at the works, experiences and leadership skills of Dr Nduom, who was popularly known as “Edwumawura” in the Election 2008 campaign and vote for him as President in Election 2012 to wrest power from the ruling NDC.