Play active roles in rebuilding NDC – Mahama

REBUILDING- Former President Mahama addressing supporters after the walkFormer President John Dramani Mahama has asked party supporters to play active roles in the rebuilding of the party and ensure that they offer maximum support for any person who emerges as the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

“Let us do all that is needed in rebuilding our party so that when we go for the presidential congress, we all support the individual that emerges as flagbearer then that person takes us to the elections in 2020,” he noted.
Former President Mahama made the admonisition when he addressed party supporters as part of NDC’s Unity Walk held in Tarkwa on Saturday.

The event is the fourth in a series of walks after similar events were held in Accra, Tamale and Cape Coast.

Ahead of the primaries to elect a flagbearer for the next elections, former President Mahama has already revealed that he will support anyone the party deems fit to represent the party in 2020 general elections.

After the NDC lost the 2016 elections, a few stalwarts in the party or their assigns have made comments and gestures suggesting they will pitch in the 2020 race.

They include former Trade and Industry Minister, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, former Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Sylvester Mensah, former Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, Mr Goosie Tanoh, Majority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Professor Joshua Alabi, and Second Deputy Speaker, Alban Bagbin.

Former President John Mahama is also speculated to be garnering steam for a comeback although he has not expressly said whether or not he will run again.
Leading thousands of party faithful in the unity walk aimed at re-energising the grassroots of the party as part of ongoing efforts towards rebuilding the party as recommended by the Professor Kwesi Botchwey report, the former President, other NDC bigwigs marched through some principal streets in the Tarkwa township, singing, dancing and drumming.

According to former President Mahama, “the NDC knew that most of the promises made by the NPP, especially the assurance of giving each constituency one million dollars, prior to the 2016 elections, were not feasible and only aimed at wooing Ghanaians to vote for them.

But at the NDC’s Unity Walk in Tarkwa on Saturday, former President Mahama revisited the issue saying Ghanaians are “disappointed” in the NPP for its “fake promises”.

“Ghanaians are getting disappointed with the New Patriotic Party because of the fake promises they continue to make and it is clearly evident that after the NPP took power, most people are getting disappointed because the things they promised to do are not what Ghanaians are seeing.
“NDC is a party which doesn’t lie, we don’t tell lies, we don’t promise on what we can’t fulfill and if we can, we will promise on that.
“I do remember during the campaign period they promised to give each constituency one million dollars, but we were in power and I made them know such isn’t possible, but they insisted they can do it,” former President Mahama bemoaned. –

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