The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it has the “best candidate” among those seeking the mandate of Ghanaians in the December polls to become the president of the country.
According to the party, its flag bearer and President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, has demonstrated his commitment to the development of the country, a reason he should be given a second term in office.
“As a party, we believe that we have the best candidate and have put forth our best foot. We also believe that Ghanaians will agree with us that John Dramani Mahama indeed deserves a second four year term”, spokesperson for the John Mahama Campaign, Mrs. Joyce Moctar Bawa, said at a media launch of the NDC’s campaign in Accra yesterday.
The presidential electioneering campaign of the governing party is expected to be launched in the Central Regional capital, Cape Coast, on August 14.
With all modalities put in place for the launch on Sunday at the newly constructed Cape Coast Sports Stadium, the NDC’s campaign would be on the theme “Changing Lives, Transforming Ghana.”
The occasion would also be used to outdoor the party’s presidential ticket for the December elections.
In the view of Mrs. Bawa, the theme is a reflection of President Mahama’s commitment to delivering better living conditions of the citizenry and a transformed society where businesses would thrive.
She said the theme of the campaign was not a fiction but a testimony of President Mahama’s performance as president and could be related to by the voter.
The party, Mrs. Moctar Bawa noted, was ready with parliamentary candidates across all 275 constituencies and would shift into the election gear on Sunday for the polls.
Responding to questions of a long held perception of inactivity on the part of the Vice President, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, Mrs. Bawa, who is also a Deputy Transport Minister, said the second-in-command has been deeply involved in the governance process and would continue to do so as expected of him by the constitution.
The NDC, she said, is better placed to bring the necessary development to every nook and cranny of the country as compared to their competitors and reiterated the party’s resolve to a peaceful and issue based campaign.
“The NDC is prepared and ready to have John Dramani Mahama re-elected for a second term. We hope the campaign will kick start our activities to the elections which would lead us to a resounding victory for 2016 come December 7”, she assured.
By Julius Yao Petetsi