Suspended member of the opposition NDC, Stephen Atubiga has announced the formation of a new political party National Liberation Congress, as he resigns from the opposition party.
According to the Mr. Atubiga, the decision to resign has been a difficult but necessary one.
Excerpts of the letter he is to submit to the party says “the NDC party that I have believed in since growing up, worked for and supported for the past 29years has been a blessing and a privilege to me and my family. Resigning from the NDC is one of the most difficult decision I have ever taken in my life. But sometimes in a man’s life, one must take a firm stand and bite the bullet in the interest of so many cogent reasons”.
Mr. Atubiga added the NDC has departed from its core values of probity and accountability, for which reasons other disgruntled members have also decided to part ways with the party
“In taking this difficult decision, I carefully consulted with some disappointed, demoralized, sidelined and disillusioned key stakeholders, cadres,foot-soldiers, opinion leaders and we have collectively decided to split from the NDC to form another Social Democratic Party in furtherance of the true ideology of the late President Jerry John Rawlings and his principles of probity and accountability which the current NDC party has departed from years ago”.
The ex-flagbearer hopeful of the NDC also claims some executives of the party are working against the interest of the party’s 2020 Presidential candidate John Mahama. He says if the Mr. Mahama is contest the 2024 elections and win, those executives must be removed.
“The vindictive and chameleon nature of some of these current National Executives of the NDC party and their appointed surrogates within the party headquarters carry themselves around as though seriously interested in JDM becoming a president again. They are the real silent cancerous tumors that must be purged from leadership positions in the coming NDC national executive elections if JDM is ever to become a president again. It has always been the grand agenda of a clique of them to punish JDM as a payback time whilst the grassroots suffer in silence and hopelessness across the country”.
Stephen Atubiga was recently suspended for attacking the NDC’s Campaign Manager for the 2020 election Prof. Joshua Alabi and his infamous comment suggesting that only useless politicians retire broke.