NATIONAL Chairmanship candidate of the National Democratic Congress NDC) Danny Adze Annang, has promised to lead the party to victory in the 2020 general elections if given the mandate to steer the ship of the party.
According to the former Constituency and Regional chairman, his campaign is based on rebuilding, resourcing, redirecting and as well recapturing power for the party hence his intention to contest for the position.
” My target is to rebuild, resource, redirect the affairs of the party from the grassroots to the work so we can recapture power in 2020,” he said.
In an interview with THE REPUBLIC, Mr. Annang said even though his contenders have qualities to lead the party, his exceptional experience cannot be compared to any of them(contenders).
“I would not say I am better than them because they all have the qualities but I think I stand tall amongst them in terms of experience” he explained.
In his candid view, the NDC needs an experienced, dedicated and committed leader like him to be able to match the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in any future elections.
He said he has the capacity to oust the ruling New Patriotic Party if he mans the affairs of the party.
He added that with the right attitude and purposeful leadership the NDC can seize power from the NPP, stressing that he was on a mission to reclaim the lost glory of the NDC.
He also promised to maintain peace and unity in the party by carrying everyone along in the scheme of things, which according to him, would put paid to the gale of defections of PDP members to opposition parties.
“People are leaving the party for a number of reasons, their lack of satisfaction with what has happened with the NDC in terms of various act of impunity and the imposition of candidates and of course not going by the tenets of dictates of the constitution of the party in terms of what will happen” he said.
Annang who is known as ” Available Chairman ” due to his zeal of work for the party and its members when he was national Vice Chairman, said that if he emerges, the NDC under his watch would go extra mile to woo its members who left the party out of one grievance or the other back to the party to make the party formidable.
“We are revisiting the membership issue of NDC to ensure that the NDC is re-marketed, repackaged so that members can join the party.
“You cannot do this unless you have a viable energetic leadership that is very creative. Creativity in leadership is what we are going to drive when I become a party chairman,” Annang said.
The former Vice Chairman warned against impunity which cost the NDC victory in the 2016 presidential poll, adding that if the NDC was keen to reclaim her lost glory in 2019 the hierarchy of the party should allow its national party chairman to emerge through a democratically elected process.
“The Avenue for a presidential candidate coming from the NDC is to get it right at the national convention, in that way the national chairmanship emerges. If the national chairman emerges through a free, fair and democratically elected process I think we are getting it right”
The National Chairmanship candidate maintained he would run affairs of the party differently from what it used to be when he assumes office as party chairman stressing that he would carry along the women, the young and the old to ensure that the party beat the opposition party in 2020 presidential poll.
“I will work with people who own the party, the youths, and women, working with the people that you trust that will be in position. Leadership is about recognizing the potential resources of the people”.
He said that he would ensure that he changes strategy to fund the party in a manner that too much burden would not be placed on the DCEs and MPs.
Mr. Annang, however urged delegates to consider him as the best candidate to help resurrect the NDC from it’s unprecedented defeat in the 2016 general elections.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba