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John Ndebugri: “The country has fallen into wrong hands again” 5/8/2009
Barely 24 hours after announcing his defection from the People''s National Convention to the New Patriotic Party, former MP for Zebilla, John Ndebugri, has declared “the country has fallen into wrong hands again.”

According to the consummate politician, the four months of President Mills and his charges'' "maladministration" is enough testimony of his claims.

He has sworn to work assiduously to unseat the NDC in the 2012 elections.

The comments come in the wake of caution notes by Bernard Mornah, General Secretary of the PNC to the NPP to be wary of their new member.

Ndebugri until his official defection to the NPP on Thursday, May 7 2009, had had a strained relationship with the leadership of the PNC which culminated in his decision to stand as an independent parliamentary candidate in the Zebilla Constituency in the 2008 election, which he lost to National Democratic Congress'' Cletus Avoka.

In an interview with Joy News’ Evans Mensah on Thursday, Mr. Ndebugri likened the PNC to the famous novel by Chinu Achebe, saying, “Things have fallen apart in the PNC and the center cannot hold.”

People like Mornah, he insisted, are the cause of the party’s demise. According to him, Bernard Mornah and his team of party executives plotted a coup to oust the party chairman and himself, the vice-chairman, in 2007 only to lead the party in tatters.

He dismissed suggestions by Bernard Mornah that he (Ndebugri) is an opportunist who ‘flirted’ with the PNDC which eventually metamorphosed into the NDC and then moved to the PNC and has again moved to the NPP.

Mr. Ndebugri said the PNDC in its inception invited “young idealistic men” to help in governing the country, but had to resign in 1987 “because of the way the leader handled the situation at the time.”

“I have not been with the NDC and will never be in that party,” he said, categorically.

He said the decision to move to the NPP was taken en bloc by the PNC members in the Zebilla constituency in a popular acclamation held on May 1, 2001.

He touted his credentials as an experienced politician with ideas and energy, and will be willing to put those ideas at the disposal of the NPP if they are ready to tap into them.

He has no immediate plans to take up any political appointment in the NPP.

Story by Nathan Gadugah/Myjoyonline

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