Mahama: Discard notion of electoral strongholds

Former President Mahama

Former President Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has asked the citizenry to discard the notion of electoral strongholds and derive interest in voting for a party that they believe can make their lives better.
“The electorate now don’t just vote for the love of certain political parties or traditions but what that political party can do to make their lives better,” he stressed.
Former President Mahama told National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegates at Bantama in Kumasi to stop seeing the Bantama Constituency, and the Ashanti Region in general as the stronghold of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

“We should discard the notion that some places are strongholds of the NPP and we cannot win those places, what the voter is looking for is the party that will govern the country properly and give them good standard of living, as the previous NDC government was doing.

“Despite the lofty promises made by the NPP during the run-up to the 2016 general election, they have saddled the citizenry with untold hardships after nearly two years in government.

“It is unlikely that those who have lost their jobs will still rally behind the NPP because the government has facilitated the collapse of their businesses and employment, with hard work, unity and determination, the NDC will be able to win more votes in the Ashanti Region in the next elections.

“I charged members of our party, especially the constituency and branch executives, to help unite the party for victory in the 2020 elections, when elected, I will work hard to provide jobs and reduce the high cost of living in the country.

“I also promise to help constituencies own their offices, compile a database of the human resource capacity of NDC members as well as roll out a mentorship programme for the youth of the party,” former President Mahama said. –

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