Fiifi Kwetey, an aspiring General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has cautioned that vigilance and focus on the part of members, supporters and sympathisers will enable the party recapture power in 2024.
“We will have to do what we did in 2008 and 2012 elections that won the party the elections in order to win the 2024 polls because in both elections the NDC was able to collate its results in real time and protected the ballots from being tampered with,” he stressed.
Mr Kwetey insisted that in the 2020 elections, the party was cheated and to avoid such a situation in the 2024 election members, supporters, faithful and well-wishers would have to be extra vigilant, focused and committed to collating the results on time after protecting the ballot boxes from being tampered with.
“The most important issue is, every member, supporter, sympathiser, faithful, well-wisher, worker and executive of the NDC must make sure that what happened in 2020 does not repeat,” he intimated when asked for his plan for the party in the event he wins to become the General Secretary.
“What happened in 2020 was that we were actually, almost in the position of winning but a number of issues happened that virtually took away what could have been our victory because we obviously had clear parliamentary majority but a number of issues happened and the way to win is to go back to the template of 2008 and 2012.
“In the elections, where we ensured we worked hard enough to get our results in early, made sure we protected those results, prevented anybody from changing those results and we saw in 2020 where we clearly had a situation where the results clearly should be ours but by the time we realised the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had sent people that led to the killing of some of our members,” Mr Kwetey contended.