Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said that the hidden forces within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that are working against it have not succeeded in obstructing the party.
He said these persons are always exposed.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with TV3 on Thursday July 14, Mr Kufuor described such persons as agent provocateurs hidden in NPP to cause troubles and reduce their numbers.
“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,”Mr Kufuor said.
He added “They haven’t succeeded in derailing the party, no. What I am saying is, within a mass party like we have, very likely there will be some forces that will try to work against the central vision, purpose and principle of the party, it could just be one person and if they cleverly manage to occupy position in substantive spot, they could do some damage but by and by they are exposed. It is not only happening here, it has happened in America.”