Let’s Avoid Internal Wranglings and focus on the fight ahead – Gideon Hammond advises NDC
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Newly elected deputy Greater Accra regional youth organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Gideon Hammond, has called on the rank and file of the party to eschew internal wranglings and rancour after the recent national youth and women organizers’ elections.
Gideon Hammond who is also the immediate past constituency youth organizer in Ablekuma South made the call in an interview with Ghananewsonline.com.gh following the aftermath of the recently held national youth and women organiser elections that saw incumbent George Opare Addo and Dr. Hannah Bissiw retained in office. This has resulted in unbridled media clashes between the party’s national communications officer Sammy Gyamfi and George Opare Addo also known as ‘Pablo’.
According to Gideon Hammond, the NDC has a big election ahead of it and cannot afford to allow internal wranglings-internal fights to derail it from it’s winning opportunity.
“If there’s anybody to show muscle against, then it’s the NPP – our common enemy is not ourselves, despite the fact that we do not see the NPP as enemies but people with diverse and different political opinions – they are our fiercest opponents and so if there’s anybody to turn our energy on, it’s the NPP,” he advised.
Gideon Hammond called for an immediate end to “this internal media turf war” insisting that “enough of this power play”.
“The fight ahead of the NDC is a fight to win and rescue Ghana from the clutches of this incompetent Nana Addo government”.
He has therefore called on the feuding factions – George Opare Addo the national youth organised, and the national communications officer, Sammy Gyamfi to calm their nerves and unite for the main fight ahead in 2024.
“Elections are over – things that happened before and during elections should not be carried after the elections – the flight ahead of us is bigger,” Hammond observed.
He further stated that the party wanted men who would speak against the NPP “when they call our bluff and not men that would fight us within”.
Gideon Hammond called for peace and unity among the rank and file of the party and advised the national youth organiser of the party to put away any form of bitterness and for that matter all members of the party to rally support behind the youth organiser to enable the party wrestle power from the current NPP administration.
He pledged his support as deputy youth organiser of the party in Greater Accra to work with anybody including Pablo to attain the victory Ghanaians wanted from the NDC.