The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will conduct its internal elections after completing the issuance of electronic identification cards to its members as part of measures to digitise the party’s membership records.
It has directed its members to replace their old ID cards by May 15, 2022 to pave way for the registration of new members ahead of the internal elections.
The party will on Monday, May 9, 2022, hold a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to discuss the way forward.
Peter Boamah Otokunor, Deputy General Secretary, NDC, said the party would hold its branch elections soon after the records of 4.5 million members had been digitised because the old ID cards were obsolete.
He explained that “the new cards will be the only recognised identification card for the party’s internal elections since the digitisation processes will help the party to track and strengthen its management systems at all levels and help to strategise for future elections.
“Previously we had manual registers that were kept only at the branches and do not interconnect and communicate with other areas, which makes it difficult in preparing strategies because when you need information you have to struggle and with the current system we have developed is convenient.
“You can know what is happening in every polling station, constituency at the same time which makes the work more efficient and effective, the party is confident by fixing its management systems and the challenges identified in the 2020 elections, it has a better chance of securing victory in the 2024 presidential election,” Mr Otokunor intimated.
He noted that the party would announce the date for the registration of new members after the replacement of ID cards for old members had been completed and appealed to members, supporters, sympathisers, well-wishers and faithful of the party to visit their respective branches to replace their old ID cards to ensure smooth electoral processes.
According to him, the old ID card was obsolete now, so all members should make the effort to get the new cards and there would be the formal proper identification for them as members of the NDC. –GNA