National Democratic Congress (NDC) Secretary General, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has urged political party supporters to be patient with with their party when it gains political power.
Speaking at a the 2nd ordinary congress of the Movement for People’s Progress (MPP) party in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Secretary General Johnson Asiedu Nketia related that the repercussions for a political losing power were harsh.
“And to the party youth and to all committed foot soldiers of MPP, there is nothing gratifying in party politics than having your party in power."
The frustration of party foot soldiers not getting employed immediately or quickly rewarded when the party comes to power cannot be over emphasized, yet the consequences are even worse when you find yourself in opposition," said Mr. Nketia.
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Mr. Asiedu Nketia, emphasized that party supporters and loyalist do get rewarded when the party gets into power but that it does not happen immediately, and he therefore advocated patience for the party.
“The reward of party activism is like embarking on a journey; it starts with a step but covers miles with time. I readily recall a famous quote of the late leader of our party and former President Prof.
John Evans Atta Mills who said ‘while party activists must be rewarded; we must understand that some get their reward in the morning, others get theirs in the afternoon and others in evening’.
The tendency for party faithful to get demoralized, disenchanted and apathetic as a result of this challenge is real and a difficult one to confront.”
The MPP had recently come into political power in 2016 when President Blaise Campaore was ousted after wanted to extend his term after over 20 years in office.
The NDC, on the other hand, lost power in the hotly contested 2016 Ghana General Elections on december 7th, when the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) Nana Akufo Addo won the presidency.
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