Accra, Nov. 17, GNA - The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will host a two-day Democrat Union of Africa (DUA) conference on November 22 to 23 in Accra.
A statement signed by NPP's Head of International Affairs, Mr Charles Owiredu, said the conference with the theme; "Africa's Response to the Global Financial Crisis" will emphasise the impact of the global financial crisis in Africa and what centre-right governments and political parties can do to mitigate its impact.
The Union, which is made up of centre and centre right parties in Africa, aims at developing ideological consensus among representatives of the political parties and also offers a forum in which African political parties of like mind can support each other. The Congo crisis and political situations of member countries, among others, would be discussed at the conference as DUA also seeks to explore ways of consolidating multi-party democracy and strengthening the internal capacities of political parties in Africa. The conference to be held at the Labadi Beach Resort will attract leaders of political parties in Africa and some foreign observers.
Roll up your sleeves for a massive exposure!!!!
"La bête rentre dans l'abattoir toute seul!" French for "the beast is entering the slaughter house on its own!" We should take every opprtunity to expose them!
A cursory look at their membership is like a who is who in the gallery of African traitors! Does Union pour la Démocratie et le Progrès Social (UDPS) ring a bell? It is led by Etienne Tsikesedi who was one time the Prime Minister of Mobotu Se se Seko! The Uniäo Democrática Nacional de Angola (UDN) of Angola has not even got a single seat in the Angolan parliament of 206 seats! In fact the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (Partido do Trabalho) (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola) polled 53.7% of the seats to get 124 seats in parliament. This is followed by the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (Partido do Trabalho) (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola) with 53.7% and 124 seats. This is followed by Mr. Bornito de Sousa Baltazar Diogo's UNITA of Savimbi fame, União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola) with 34.1% and 64 seats! The rest is nothing to write home about!
The NPP is the strongest neo-colonialist party on the African continent! The Parti Démocratique de la Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI-RDA) Ivory Coast is an old rogue. It was the party that maitained cordial relations with APARTHEID South Africa under Félix Houphouët-Boigny. This is an old political party created by the French colonisers to hand over power to a black face whilst the colonial business went on as usual! From independence in 1960 to 1990 it was the only legal party, and was led by President Félix Houphouët-Boigny. In 1990 the first multi-party elections took place, but the party remained in power. When Houphouët-Boigny died in 1993 he was replaced by Henri Konan Bédié. The party lost power when Bédié was ousted in a December 1999 coup.
The PDCI announced in early 2000 that it would hold a congress to choose new leadership, and Bédié denounced this as a "putsch"! The party decided to retain Bédié in the leadership, however. In August, Bédié and four other PDCI members registered as candidates in the October 2000 presidential election; shortly afterward, Emile Constant Bombet, who had served as Interior Minister under Bédié, defeated Bédié for the PDCI presidential nomination. Bombet and Bédié were both barred from running by the Constitutional Court in early October, and on October 10 Bédié called for a boycott of the election. In the parliamentary election held on 10 December 2000 and 14 January 2001, the party won 94 out of 225 seats.
On May 18, 2005, the PDCI and the Rally of the Republicans (RDR), despite a history of hostility towards one another, signed an agreement to form a coalition, the Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace, along with two smaller parties, the Union for Democracy and Peace in Côte d'Ivoire (UDPCI) and the Movement of the Forces of the Future (MFA), ahead of the presidential election then planned for October 2005. This election was delayed and is now planned to be held in 2008.
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