The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress Johnson Asiedu Nketia has urged the women’s wing of the party to encourage their members to marry among themselves.
He was confident this will produce children who will eventually grow to support NDC just as some members of the ruling New Patriotic Party did in the past.
Mr Asiedu Nketia, popularly known as General Mosquito claims President Akufo-Addo grew up supporting the NPP because his late father married a woman within the United Party (UP) who are the current NPP’s antecedent.
“There are men in the NDC who’re matured and are looking for wives, women organizers of this party should make sure that NDC women marry only NDC men. If we allow NPP men to marry NDC women, when they give birth their children will be NPP supporters much to the disadvantage of the NDC party. If you look at the history of President Akufo Addo, you’ll realize that his father, uncle, his grandfather were members of the ‘Big Six’ who later became leading members of the UP tradition, and they gave their relatives to members of the UP to marry and so once you’re born into such a family, defecting to another party is not possible.
“In the NDC, most of our women have married NPP men and the children later have kicked against the NDC, and so if you do the organization well and go on your house to house campaign and find out that someone’s problem is finding a marriage partner, you can go ahead and arrange that marriage because eventually when they give birth the kids will be NDC members. I’m serious about this and you must act on it. If it’s possible to arrange marriages in the church, it should also be possible in the NDC.
‘I beg of you, the NDC is a family we’ve joined, we’re building it to stay in it and leave a legacy for future generations. So if you allow your children to marry from other parties, eventually all the children will belong to another party, no one will even remember that their grand parents ever sacrificed for the NDC party, ” Asiedu Nketia said when he addressed women’s wing of the party in the Ashanti Region over the weekend.