Abodakpi Solicits Votes In Upper East

An aspirant for national chairmanship of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Daniel Abodakpi, has disclosed that there was a disconnection between the leadership of his party and the grassroots.

Assuring delegates that, when given the mandate at the national delegates’ congress he would make sure to re-establish the connection between the party and its mass base.

Mr Abodakpi, made these remarks at a press briefing at Bolgatanga when he visited the town to introduce himself to the party’s delegates and urged them to throw their weight behind him to enable him to transform the NDC so as to retain political power in 2016.

The national chairmanship hopeful who is the former three-term Member of Parliament (MP) for Keta and a former Minister of Trade and Industry stated that the region was the eighth out of ten he has visited so far.

According to him, he was given a rousing welcome at all the places he had visited and expressed optimism that the delegates would no doubt vote massively for him to become the national chairman.

He pledged to offer an exemplary leadership that would achieve positive results for the party.

“We want to ensure that the leadership of the party anchors the President to enable it (the party) to re-organise itself into a formidable party to retain power in 2016,” he emphasised.

Mr Abodakpi said he has been tested and tried and all those who had monitored his exploits knew that he was a man of capabilities who could deliver when given the chance.

He said his aim would be to focus on the branches of the party to re-energise them, adding that the party’s “achilles hills” were the branches.

According to him, when given the nod, he would not accept any appointment, such as a Board Chairman or a member of a commission in order not to compromise his stature or position.

He stressed the need to re-connect the leadership of the party to the grassroots and assured that when the delegates gave him their mandate to become the National Chairman, he will endeavour to achieve this feat.

The NDC will go to congress in October to elect its national executives.

From Ibrahim A. Mohammed,Bolgatanga


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