Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, a leading contender for the flagbearership position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has emphatically stated that he will not allow himself to be used as a pawn by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to undermine the NDC, the political party he has dedicated his time, energy, and resources to.
The former Governor of the Bank of Ghana expressed his dismay over the NPP administration’s role in the downfall of his business enterprises, emphasizing that he would be the last person to harm the NDC’s interests.
There were speculations that Dr. Duffuor was being backed by the NPP to challenge for the NDC’s flagbearership position, but he has vehemently denied such allegations.
“I funded the NDC, so I’m NDC and nothing can change my love for NDC. The NPP destroyed my banks and tried to collapse every business under my control. I want to tell you that the NPP has hurt me more than any other member of the party. The NPP can never use me to destroy the NDC. My main aim is to return NDC to power to make Ghana better,” Dr. Duffuor said.
He said this when he addressed NDC delegates in Adansi Asokwa Constituency in the Ashanti Region as part of his campaign tour in the region.
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The former finance minister and NDC flagbearer hopeful on March 23, submitted his nomination form at the party’s headquarters in Accra.
According to the aspirant, he is committed to serving the party when he filed his nomination.
“I commit myself to serve the NDC and Ghana in making sure that we restore hope and national pride in Ghanaians and putting our economy back, not only on recovery but also prosperity. It is doable because we have done that before. NDC will do it again. There are tears in the eyes of Ghanaians and pain in the heart of Ghanaians because of how our economy has been mismanaged.”