Dadekotopon NDC Executives Bitter About Ade Coker

Joseph Ade Coker
Joseph Ade Coker

The?Executives and Delegates of La Dade-Kotopon NDC says, they are shocked and feel very bitter about the statements made by the re-elected Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC, Mr. Ade Coker on Radio Gold in the evening of Sunday, 16th November, 2014.

According to them,?His verbal attacks on Mr. Sylvester Mensah, the CEO of NHIA and a top NDC member was i bad taste and must withdraw them and apologize.


Below is the full statement from the?La Dade-Kotopon NDC Executives on the matter:


We the Executives and Delegates of La Dade-Kotopon NDC are shocked and feel very bitter about the statements made by the re-elected Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC, Mr. Ade Coker on Radio Gold in the evening of Sunday, 16th November, 2014.

Ade Coker
Ade Coker

His verbal attacks were on Mr. Sylvester Mensah, the CEO of NHIA and a top NDC member. We are compelled to come out with a statement on the matter from the view point that Mr. Coker should have known better that as the elected Greater Accra Chairman, his immediate core job is to plan and strategize how he can bring all members of the NDC in Greater Accra on board for cohesion of ideas and programmes in readiness for the crucial 2016 general elections and not to begin to antagonize individuals he perceives not belonging to his camp which has the potential of demoralizing many of the members who will do the job.

Against this background, we issue the following statements:
The chief ingredient in the practice of multi-democracy anywhere in the world is the absolute freedom of choice of belonging and dissenting views of the individual. This is a cherished value in democracy and whoever frowns on it cannot be a good neighbor in the neighbourhood of friends of democracy. Mr. Ade Coker?s gratuitous insults on Mr. Sylvester Mensah for supporting other candidates and not him defies logic and commonsense.
Mr. Sylvester Mensah has the democratic right to put his weight behind any candidate in the contest of free and fair elections conducted by NDC and therefore Mr. Ade Coker?s conduct on Radio Gold was egregious, shameful and should suffer sanction from the National Executive Council (NEC).

When elections are over and results officially announced and winners declared, it means the elections dust had settled and what caused the dust is over. Mr. Ade Coker is choosing otherwise and we are in a position to call off his bluff because the NDC is not and would never be a one-man-show. It is collective sympathy, support and loyalty. It is also smooth coordination of political programmes and actions.
All of us delegates walked home with brand new Qvision 32inch LED television sets in the knowledge that indirectly Ade has refunded the monies meant for our polling agents which he appropriated to himself and which remains outstanding for all constituencies to date.

Instead being attacked for his shameful act that lowers the esteem of the party in the Region, Ade chose to attack decent people who had preference for other candidates and had conducted themselves with civility.
Sylvester himself has in time past been a victim of unnecessary tribal harassments and would not entertain such divisive tendencies. To accuse him of that is rather shameful and smacks of personal hatred.
We do also know that you have openly shown preference to his job and implemented schemes to have him replaced with you but you will not succeed.

The attempt to smear him with name dropping and other political ambitions is a cheap strategy to secure dissatisfaction for him. He has enough personal power and influence to act and speak without resorting to name-dropping.
Perhaps his influence in the region which made you spend so much money to secure re-election is now telling on your pocket and therefore irritated.

Mr. Ade Coker should be aware of the political mood at the moment of members of the NDC in the Greater Accra Region and re-adjust his driving seat to see what lies ahead in 2016 so as to be subservient to political reasoning to enable him drive all of us safely to the destination of winning the 2016 elections in Greater Accra Region.

His attacks on individuals such as Hon. E.T. Mensah, Hon. Sherry Aryeetey, Professor Joshua Alabi and Mr. Sylvester Mensah, to mention a few should stop immediately to bring harmony among the comrades of the NDC and must learn the mathematics in politics that it is about numbers.The more the numbers, the easier the chance to carry the day.
In the light of past and present difficulties in mobilizing our supporters, we are also appealing to Mr. Sylvester Mensah to be concerned by the overarching question of parallel structures and potential parallel solutions to our collective desire to be retained by voters in 2 years? time and to remain calm in all the provocations on his way.
Ade Coker should stop punching above his weight.


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