Ebi Bright, a former National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Tema Central, has urged party members to put the party’s vision above personal interests.
Speaking at a forum on Saturday under the theme: “Securing the NDC’s Future”, she said this was a lesson worth learning from the NDC’s political rival, the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“One of the few things that I envy about the NPP [members] is their loyalty to their [party’s] direction. They don’t make it about the individuals. They don’t have to like me. They are looking for what I bring to the table for the advancement of the common good.”
“Our party needs to be the common denominator so let’s tell that to the people holding old grudges,” she stressed.
Ebi Bright added that she was a strong believer in mediation in the face of disputes between party members.
“I believe there is nothing we cannot resolve,” she stated.
She thus urged party members to put aside grievances and “concentrate on our strategy and policy and direction and choice.”
“There are many things that have hurt me in my journey in the party, but I am looking for an opportunity to engage… so that I can remain here and be a productive part of our party,” she stated.
She also highlighted the importance of avenues for mediation and reconciliation in line with the concerns she raised.
Other speakers at the forum included former Presidential hopeful, Goosie Tanoh, former Defence Minister, Ben Kumbuor and former General Secretary of the NDC, Huudu Yahaya.