Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said he does not believe that the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) benefits from factionalism.
He explained that factions rather reduce the numbers of a political party, a situation that threatens the survival of the party because democracy is about numbers.
To that end, he said, no one in leadership position will endorse such development.
Asked whether the divisions in the party benefit stalwarts in pursuing their agenda, while speaking in an exclusive interview with TV3’s Alfred Ocansey on Thursday, July 14, Mr Kufuor said the divisions may benefit some faceless agent provocateurs whose desire is to reduce the numbers of the NPP.
“I wouldn’t know any genuine leader who will benefit from factionalism. Because democracy is about head count, numbers. We had 169 seats in parliament but because of factionalism our numbers reduced from 169 to 137 and you say you have benefited. Then, I will suspect your commitment to the tradition.
“Sincerely, I don’t think, leadership aside have benefited but in a mass party like ours, very likely there might be some hidden forces within the rank, they may not be genuine to our tradition.
“So people like that, of course you wouldn’t know them, they might be like agent provocateurs, they are in there to ensure you lose your cohesion to suffer split so your numbers will reduce but the leadership as I know it, I don’t think.”