24-hr economy gaffe: Dr. William Atta Owusu quits NDC, denounces party’s “toxic politics”


Dr. William Atta Owusu, a long-time member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has resigned from the party, citing a lack of support and recognition for his contributions.

His resignation follows the NDC’s public disavowal of his comments on the party’s proposed “24-hour economy” policy.

Dr. Atta Owusu announced his resignation on social media, stating, “After dedicating years of service to the party, I have been shamefully disowned and dismissed by the very same individuals who benefited from my tireless efforts.”

He criticized the party’s leadership for their “cowardly attempt to distance themselves” from him and expressed disappointment in what he described as the party’s “toxic politics.”

The controversy began when Dr. Atta Owusu appeared on Kumasi-based Kessben FM and made controversial statements regarding the NDC’s “24-hour economy” policy.

The video of his appearance quickly went viral, prompting the NDC to clarify his standing within the party.

Abass Nurudeen, the Ashanti Regional Communications Officer for the NDC, stated, “Dr. William Atta Owusu is neither a parliamentary candidate nor a member of the NDC’s regional communications team. His views do not represent the party.”

Nurudeen’s statement also urged media houses to refrain from engaging Dr. Atta Owusu as a representative of the NDC, insisting that only approved communicators should be invited to speak on behalf of the party.

Dr. Atta Owusu’s resignation highlights internal strife within the NDC, as he accused the party of deceit and ingratitude.

“I will always stand by my principles and values, even if it means standing alone,” he declared.

Political watchers believe the NDC’s decision to distance itself from Dr. Atta Owusu underscores the sensitive nature of the party’s economic proposals and the importance of maintaining a unified front as they prepare for the upcoming elections.


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