John Agyekum Kufuor, former president of Ghana, has voiced his worries about what he sees as pervasive factionalism within the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Mr. Kufuor, who served as Ghana’s president from 2000 to 2008, claimed to have noticed substantial changes in the NPP since its inception.
The former president stressed the need for the NPP to properly evaluate its efforts as it moves forward in an interview with Accra-based TV3. He emphasised the value of a strong sense of dedication inside the party, comparing it to a kind of devotion comparable to a religious conviction.
Mr. Kufuor stressed the significance of adopting real democracy, emphasising inclusion, and highlighted that the sense of devotion he formerly had inside the party seemed to have diminished.
He made the point that highlighting factions within the party, whether at the local or national level, causes conflict and makes collaboration difficult.
“The way I feel it, I don’t sense the same strong commitment. I have likened commitment to almost a religion. I don’t sense that now. We are talking proper democracy, an inclusive one, you wouldn’t emphasise factions.”
“Once the practice of selecting constituency or [a] national, you wouldn’t be so divisive and emphasising faction. He belongs to that side so no cooperation. You do that you are dividing the force,” he stated.