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The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Tuesday merged at a ceremony in Accra .

This was contained in a joint statement signed by Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of NDC, and Mr Bede A. Ziedeng, former General Secretary of DFP.

It said: “We are happy to announce that on March 22, 2012, at an NDC, NEC meeting and based on earlier recommendations by the Council of Elders of the party, approval was given for the merger, which means that the merging of the two political parties has been fully consummated and the family is re-united”.

The statement said under the merger arrangements, all persons who were originally members of the NDC, before leaving to form the DFP, would revert to their former status as party members of the NDC as at the time of their departure.

It said however, in order to enjoy and exercise all the rights and privileges of party membership, they would be required to pay all arrears of dues on restoration to their former status of membership, while those who came from other political parties other than the NDC would be entitled to register as new members in order to join the NDC.

The statement said the second arrangement under the merger is “in order to facilitate integration into the NDC, there is to be co-option of at least two members of the NEC of the DFP and the NEC of the NDC while at the Regional and Constituency levels, there is to be co-option of at least one DFP Executive Committee member into the NDC.”

It called on all former DFP members who were desirous of going along with its leadership to quickly integrate to give full meaning to the merger.

Source: GNA

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