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Is This The NDC We Struggled For?...Well, I Don't Have A Problem Joining The NPP If, - Dr Kunbuor   
 
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16-Jan-2019  
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A leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Dr. Benjamin Bewa-Nyog Kunbuor, has shockingly disclosed that joining the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is not out of the picture considering how the NDC, which once propagated the much-touted ethos of transparency, probit and accountability, "has been monetized".

He, however, stressed that any decision to do a political acrobatic will largely depend on that party's inclination to execute ideas that are in tandem with his (Kunbuor's) beliefs on social justice for the betterment of Ghanaians.

One-time Defence Minister in the erstwhile Mahama-led NDC administration, Dr Kunbuor, who also served as the Majority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament, said "if I get a political party that is prepared to implement the ideas that I stand for in terms of social justice in creating a better society …it doesn’t matter the name, if the NPP start implementing those things and I’m convinced that they are implementing it, I will join it,” before he quickly added that "but i don't want the headline, Kunbuor joins the NPP".

Dr. Benjamin Bewa-Nyog Kunbuor was speaking in an exclusive interview with Yaa Konaman on UTV's "Mpu Ne Mpu" last Friday.

Bemoaning how low the NDC has sunk on its ideals and principles, Dr Kunbuor said it is now almost impossible to distinguish the opposition party from the other political parties.

Sometimes when I look back, I ask myself if this is the party [NDC] we all struggled for. It is very painful and sometimes you also say well – it is either you are getting out of date or it is also because some people will say in African politics, they say there are two things; after you have served, if you are lucky not to get a bullet in your head, when you are too old, they will tie a rope around you and drown you at the nearest pond. That is how I normally see it serving in a political position in our part of the world,” he said.

He further juxtaposed what is currently happening in the opposition party to events prior to the advent of the Fourth Republic, saying he could not fathom why the NDC is now "brazenly and in a crude manner", engaging in acts that the party strongly kicked against initially. 

…but for NDC, what really pains me is when I see the level at which the NDC has been monetized – then what is the difference between you [NDC] and any other political party, even the fact that you overthrew a political party government? It's painful. Then you look back you don't know how many apologies do you have to render and to how many people for coming to do exactly what you said you were against, and perhaps doing it even brazenly and in a crude manner? That is what is painful about it," Dr Kunbuor added.

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