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Build consensus towards Election 2020 victory—Don

Dr. Seidu Alidu

Dr. Seidu Alidu

A Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr Seidu Mahama Alidu, has observed that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) should focus on building consensus rather than achieving absolute unity towards the 2020 general election.

He explained that despite unity as an important factor, the existence of diverse opinions and traits would make it difficult to achieve that “kind of unity”.

“What is important is whatever team is constituted should be able to build consensus, sometimes if you seem to all agree on one particular thing, a very dominant character can bring a misleading idea and you will all agree to it,” Dr Alidu noted.

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His comments come in reaction to concerns that the NDC increasingly plays campaign songs of ex-President John Mahama at party functions.

“When party members are supposed to disagree to some extent, it helps shape the party, refine the party, put people on their toes and they are able to work well, disagreements are very good for democracy than holistic decision that may not serve a good purpose.

“What they should be able to do moving forward, no matter how different they are, they should build consensus on what is right and what is not right, they should build consensus rather than seeking unity, it will never happen,” Dr Alidu indicated.

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A flagbearer aspirant of the party, Joshua Alabi, earlier on raised the concern since former President Mahama and other party stalwarts are vying for the chance to lead the party into 2020, the practice should cease in the name of fairness and unity.

The NDC on November 17 and 18 went to polls to elect their national executives Johnson Asiedu Nketia maintained his position as General Secretary with a landslide victory over his former deputy Koku Anyidoho and Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has been elected Chairman. –myjoyonline.com

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