The People’s National Convention (PNC) wants the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to prepare for a fierce competition in the 2020 general election.
It said there is the need for the largest opposition party to recognise that there is more to the campaign to wrest power from the party in power than the election of a presidential candidate.
In a statement issued in Accra to congratulate the NDC on a successful presidential primary, the PNC said, “it takes the opportunity to entreat the National Democratic Congress to gird its loins now for the rigorous task that awaits the opposition party in the run-up to the crunch elections of 2020”.
“Be rest assured that we in the PNC are certain of organising and putting up a spirited performance in meeting the expectations of the masses, since there is more to it than just electing a presidential candidate and you know that too well.
“The PNC praises the NDC for peaceful and transparent primary and congratulate the former President on his victory, it is refreshing to note that you exhibited the enviable virtues of a free, fair, transparent and incidence free election as widely captured, reported by the media and observers as well as all the active participants in the election.
“We thus congratulate you and all those who played one role or another throughout the process, we particularly congratulate former President John Dramani Mahama for obtaining an emphatic trust and confidence of the NDC through the victory.
“The process couldn’t have been so engaging and lively without the involvement of the six other aspirants, who raised the bar and elevated the discourse, which is an indication that there are still men and women of conviction in the country who are willing to offer themselves for leadership despite the rancorous nature of our politics today,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, PNC has hinted of plans to within the shortest possible time, to also elect its flagbearer for the 2020 elections and assured all political parties that it will soon embark on internal retooling that will culminate in the election of its presidential candidate, who will offer Ghanaians an issues-based campaign. –citinewsroom.com