NDC must redefine Council of Elders role—Sylvester Mensah

 Mr Mensah

Mr Mensah

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer hopeful, Sylvester Adinam Mensah has called for the amendment of the party’s constitution to redefine the role of the Council of Elders to make it more effective, efficient and relevant.
“Redefining the role of our elders will bridge the gap between the elders and founding fathers of our party and the structures strengthen the NDC further,” he said.
The party’s Council of Elders serve as an advisory body.

Mr Mensah, who made the call on a campaign tour in the Garu Tempane in the Upper East Region, told delegates that would bridge the gap between the elders and founders of the NDC.

He has been touring the country, selling his message of hope, fresh beginning for the NDC and strong leadership to the delegates of the party.
According to him, “the elders of the NDC, given their experience and know-how, can be engaged a lot more to ensure the party gets more from their counsel and resourcefulness.

“The NDC as a party must go back to its roots and familiarise itself with the ideals of integrity, probity, good governance, accountability and social justice which forms the bedrock of the party.

“The party, under former President Mahama, lost the 2016 elections because his government failed to provide hope to Ghanaians and the nation needs a new leader with a new vision for the country,” Mr Mensah stressed.

He is one of a dozen party members seeking to lead the NDC in the 2020 elections.

All the major political parties have a collection of senior respectable and accomplished people who form their Councils of Elders and their role usually comes to play when the parties are involved in knotty situations, often step in with experience, clout and command reason when the party is at a critical decision-making point or in crisis. –citinewsroom.com

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