Members on the majority side of Parliament who are not contesting next month’s general election have formed a group to galvanise votes for President John Mahama, who is the ruling National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential candidate.
The group, known as the NDC MPs Exit Group, comprises the 47 NDC members who are not seeking re-election to the next Parliament.
Addressing the media on the activities of the group, the Deputy Majority Leader, Alfred Kwame Agbesi, said the group aimed to add up to the campaign efforts of the President, as he seeks a second term mandate.
Describing the President as a hardworking and visionary leader, he said members of the group would bring their experiences to bear to ensure that Ghanaians retained him.
“As MPs, we have a vast experience in the campaign process, so we believe that when this is applied, we would be able to help the NDC secure the one touch victory needed,” he said.
The mission of the group, he said, would be to strategise and execute a comprehensive nationwide campaign to garner support for the President on December 7.
“ In this vain, we are leaving no stone unturned to canvass votes for our flagbearer and President of the Republic for a second term, while supporting our colleagues and all NDC parliamentary candidates to win and maintain our majority in Parliament,” he said.
According to the Deputy Majority Leader, the formation of the group was borne out of the impressive and unprecedented infrastructural and development projects across the country under the leadership of President Mahama.
He said the group believed that even though its members were out of Parliament, the interest of the NDC remained supreme and indicated that its members would remain committed and loyal to the party.
“The group, since its formation, has been to some constituencies in the Volta Region, Greater Accra Region, and the Central Region. Our overall aim and agenda is cover the entire country before the December 7 polls.”
“The group will therefore split into regional groups to visit our respective regions and constituencies to campaign for a one touch victory,” he said and added that the next place on its agenda would be the Eastern Region.
By Yaw Kyei