Danny Annan Relishes His Political Experience

kofi portuphyThe first National Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Danny Annan has told The Ghanaian Times in Accra that his dedication and long service to the NDC makes him the favorite to be retained as vice chair of the ruling party.

“I have won myself an accolade, the available chairman because the entire national executives know what I have done and what I can still do if given the nod again. I have been ever present to serve my party and people, and I want to continue in that regard.”

Mr. Annan, a former Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC, faces stiff competition from a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu, Mr. Lee Ocran, a former Education Minister, Mr. Harry Zakour, a former Chief Executive Officer of Accra Hearts of Oak, and Eastern Regional Secretary of the party, Mr. Anthony Gyampo, personalities he described as “heavy weights in the party.”

Admitting the popularity of his contenders, Mr. Annan fancied his chances, saying, “if I feel threatened by their candidature, I wouldn’t attempt it. The NDC natured me and I understand the party so well and when it comes to real party structure work, I think I have done by bit” since the formation of the party in 1992.

According to him, his mission and vision as vice chairman of the party was unfinished, a reason he is still in the race.

“I still believe I have the strength, I still believe I there is work to be done, I still believe we should endure, I still believe we should continue giving hope to the Ghanaian and that is why I want to continue with what I have started and from the response from the reception I continue to receive from delegates across the country, there is no doubt I will I retain the seat.”

The 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections he said, would be a very competitive one and persons who have track record of delivering votes must be entrusted with leadership mantle to lead the party.

He noted that his track record of leading the NDC in the Greater Accra region when he was the regional chairman to win both the parliamentary and presidential elections in the 2008 polls was an indication of his experience in leading the party to electoral victory.

By Julius Yao Petetsi      

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