An aspiring national Vice Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC), Madam Sherry Ayittey, has promised to make the welfare of grassroots of the party her priority, if voted into office.
The party has scheduled November 3, this year, to elect new national executives at Trade Fair in the Greater Accra Region.
Already, the party has begun its reorganisation process and has since elected its branches, constituencies and regional executives across the country.
The build-up to the national executive contest has been attention-grabbing, with the aspirants criss-crossing the length and breadth of the country, intimating party members as well as the generality of Ghanaians of their respective action plans if elected vice chairman of the nation’s main opposition party.
Besides the promises on how to rebuild the largest opposition party, the aspirants have also been speaking on how they intend to reposition the NDC ahead of the 2020 general elections.
Madam Sherry Ayittey, a former Minister for Health told Journalists soon after her vetting at the party national Headquarters on Sunday morning, that she is in the race to serve the party tans restore its core values of probity and accountability.
She said she is bringing on board the needed experience to rebrand and reposition the NDC for it to regain the presidency in the next general elections.
According to her, she entered into the Vice Chairmanship race because she has an agenda which is to Rebuild, Reposition and Regain the party values and principles among its grassroots base towards the 2020 general elections.
She said as a founding member she understand the dynamics of the party and is more than qualified to help the party to victory.
“I am coming on board with a lot of experience. I was part of the founding members of NDC and I clearly understood what the party stand for , what our values are and I must say that, when elected as Vice Chairman, I will work to the benefit of the party and our pool of young men at the grassroots.”
“The unemployment issue will be address. It is not necessarily getting job to sit at government office and take salary, we will harness our resources to create jobs, skills train job that the youth, our grassroots can do to get a better live better than looking for government jobs which at time not readily available, ” she stated.
She stated that, it was for empowering the grassroots and the women front that she decided to contest for position so that she could support the party in solving problems and bring the party members together in unity across the country.
The former Health Minister expressed optimistic that with her experience if giving the nod, it will be easier to transform the party into the new step that members want to go so that cohesion and unity of winning the 2020 polls would be easier.
The Vice Chairman aspirant affirmed that, when she is elected the party foot soldiers would feel appreciated under her tenure.
She said that she was trusting in God and the support of party members to emerge as the new vice chairman of the party, saying that what the party needed was a leader with ideas and promised to take NDC to greater heights if elected.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba