Association of Former Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) have expressed optimism that a den of hard work and unity would serve as great impetus for the party to end the four year reign of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ) in the 2020 general election.
In a communiqué issued after a conference in Accra last Saturday May 12,2018, the former appointees of the NDC government resolved to work in union form with the party leadership to secure a resounding victory in 2020 election.
“We, the former MMDCEs of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) gathered in MENSVIC HOTEL, East Legon, Accra for our maiden conference on Saturday 12th May 2018 with an overall view to strengthening the NDC party through the reorganization in order to enhance victory for election 2020.”
“We resolved to formalize this conference into fellowship with a common goal. We resolved to assist in the coordination of party programmes and activities for effective and efficient output due to the vast experiences we acquired as MMDCEs.”
“We shall select a three-member committee to coordinate party activities at the regional level by gathering updated information from all the former MMDCEs in the region about political and developmental issues to the Central Coordinating Unit (CCU) to be used by the National Executive Committee to formulate strategies, programmes and campaign messages for victory 2020 and beyond,” portions of the communique reads.
According to Alhaji Nuru Hamidan, former MCE for Asokore-Mampong conference of the Ex-MMCEs is aimed at reorganizing and strengthening the party to enhance its electoral fortunes for election 2020.
The former local authority appointees also urged the party leadership to steps to recognize their representation on the National Executive Council ( NEC ) and the Functional Executive Council (FEC) of the party.
The 2016 former appointees also resolved to provide all information and other resources necessary to the party structures towards victory 2020.
While expressing their commitment to work towards the party fortunes in 2020, the Ex-MMDCEs appealed to former President John Mahama to avail himself to serve the party and the country as the presidential candidate of the party.
“We wish to urge the former President John Dramani to make an early declaration of his political intention and to appeal to him to make himself available for further services to our great party and our dear nation,” the former appointees stated.
For them, President Mahama should immediately declare his intentions for the party’s presidential ticket ahead of the December 2020 polls.
This they added, would help the party to strategically position itself to regain power from what they described as ” supper incompetent” New Patriotic Party ( NPP) government.
Beside John Mahama, the Ex-MMDCEs also announced the plans to bring together all former NDC MMDCES from 1993 to 2000 and 2008 to 2016.
“We, therefore, call on all stakeholders of our party to put their hands on deck to ensure electoral victory for our great party come 2020,” they added in the communiqué,” they stated.
About four NDC stalwarts including 2nd deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Professor Joshua Alabi have already declared their readiness to lead the party in the 2020 polls.
Sources: www.therepublicnewsonline.com/ Felix Engsalige Nyaaba