Hon Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Member of Parliament for Tamale Central in the Northern Region has called on the leadership of the National Democratic Congress NDC, to focus more attention on how to recapture political power from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 20120 general elections.
According to him, the leadership of the NDC had a responsibility to come up with strategies and modalities as part of the reorganization process across country to actualize the project of recapturing power from the NPP.
Speaking in an interview with THE REPUBLIC after one year in opposition following the December 7,2016 elections, Hon Inusah, advised the leadership and members of the NDC not to focus excessive attention on the challenges on the NPP face in implementing its promises, but rather concentrate on reorganizing the party at the grassroots level.
“Personally, I think it is too early to start critiquing or criticizing the current government. Because, we were there and we know how it take to execute a project or programme. What we can do is to hold them accountable for the many promises.”
“We all know and we can all see the challenges the Nana Akufo Addo government is facing. Come to talk of poor implementation of free senior high school, one dam one village in which we are yet to see any single one dam in the North including my Village.”
“We are yet to see the factories in our districts, we are yet to receive our one million dollar in our constituency and all these ambitious promises to Ghanaians are what we are watching and yearning to see.”
“But you know politics in Ghana, it is true they are facing challenges but if by getting to the end of the four year and they are able to get some money to push into the economy and there is money in people pockets, they will soon forget the hardship.”
“So I will not be in a hast or hurry to criticize for now, but rather we can hold them accountable, accountable to Ghanaians what they promise to do,” the Tamale Central lawmaker stated.
Last Friday, December 7, was exactly a year that Ghanaians went to the polls and voted against the then incumbent governing party NDC led by President John Mahama and ushered in the NPP led by its Septuagenarian candidate, Nana Akufo Addo.
Though many thought the NDC could have won the elections, judging from the performance of the government in provision of infrastructures from education, health, roads, and other social interventions policies, Ghanaians were hoodwinked by sweetheart promises by the NPP.
In addition to that, Hon Inusah said, the NPP succeeded in tagging then President John Mahama and his appointees as corrupt and play that card consistently and was able to captured and polluted the minds of many electorates, especially the youth and first time voters.
He said, many of the allegation the NPP labelled against NDC and president Mahama, they knew they were not true but they were consistent and also tagged the team as incompetent and played that card to the last day.
He added that though the NPP at the time could not reasonably provide evidence of corruption, their consistent on the name tagging made many Ghanaians believed that, indeed the NDC was corrupt and needed to be booted out.
However, within the first year of Akufo Addo and his appointees after the table turned, the MP said there was no week if not day passed without any form of allegation of corruption against NPP government and appointees.
This, the Tamale lawmaker stated that, the NDC need to remobilize its grassroots base and drum home the achievement of the party and what it could do when giving power again.
In his his view, the Minority Ranking member on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of parliament said , currently the NDC is the alternative party to rescue Ghanaians from the hardship imposed by the NPP.
He added that, Ghanaians are descending enough and would soon know the true difference between the NDC and the NPP when it come to good governance, pointing out that, NPP is the only political party that have appetite for deceptive politics in the country.
He further expressed the conviction that, NDC would reclaim power come 2020 elections, but cautioned that the party should not underrate the NPP with negative propaganda and work hard to reorganise the grassroots members.
Concerning the party Presidential candidate into the 2020 elections, Alahaji Inusah said, members of the NDC have the right to chose who should lead but it should not be the topic for now as there are guidelines on the flagbeare choice in the party constitution.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Engsalige Nyaaba