National Democratic Congress(NDC) Member of Parliament (MP ) for Wassa East,Hon Isaac Adjei Mensah, has reinstated the party’s readiness to relaunh their supremacy and take over power from the incumbent party, New Patriotic Party (NPP), come 2020.
According to him, the enthusiasm by youth members of the party demonstrated their willingness and readiness to sacrifice for the party, stating, “this is a clear indication that, NDC is poised to regain power in 2020.”
The NDC has recently organized it’s branch elections nationwide, where many of the youth members exhibited high interest and took various positions from Chairman, Secretary, Organizer, Treasure, youth Organizers, Communication Officer and Women’s Organizer post.
Speaking to The Republic on the youth contribution to the NDC as a grassroots party after the constituencies executives polls last Saturday June23, 2018, Hon ADJEI Mensah said, the clamouring for position in the party by the youth demonstrated the daunting spirit and strength of NDC.
The Youth he said, have decisive role in ensuring that NDC is return to power to govern the nation and that, the interest to serve the party on various roles from branch to the constituency levels so far laudable.
The Wassa East lawmaker who described the enthusiasm of the NDC youth in active political roles as encouraging, also called on the party hierarchy to intensifying efforts to educate, mentor and groom the young ones in the NDC to imbibe the values and principles of the party.
“I think it is encouraging to see how our party youth show interest and clamouring for positions to serve the party. This is demonstrate that NDC is ready and is poised to take back power come 2020,” Hon ADJEI Mensah stated.
He expressed satisfaction over enthusiasm among youth in leading the party at the grassroots level and hoped that they would not only maintain utmost vigil on the party victory in 2020, but also help to strengthen the party capacity.
A cursory look at Ghana’s political leadership system reveals that young people are yet to fully actively take up leadership roles and participate in governance process.
This, Mr ADJEI Mensah said, taking up role in a political party was not only unavoidably associated with sharing the ideals of the party, but it was linked to serving the nation through the party.
He exhorted the youth to intensify drive against forces that sought to disintegrate the party and plug all routes of its causes for the larger objective of saving the party from political malady of opposition.
After the NDC painful loss in 2016 election, the party became dejected and the magnitude of the loss made party faithful lose hope about the party’s future. The blame game then started from all angles and the party seemed divided at a certain point
But theformer Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways said, the Professor Kwesi Botchwey Committee has help the party regained its grassroots strength and that if elections were held today, the people of Ghana would vote massively for the NDC.
He added that the party is now more solid and focus than ever and the clamouring for various executive position by the youth to serve is a clear message of how the party is quest for power.
The Youth, he reiterated, have decisive roles in ensuring NDC is return to power and that, the interest exhibited at the just ended constituency executives elections across the country has put the party in an inch to power.
Mr Adjei Mensah applauded the Youth and urged them to remained resolute, work hard and support the party leadership to prepare towards the 2020 general polls.
He urged winners and losers at the constituency elections to “work together to ensure the party victory in 2020 for the there was no winner and loser in the internal elections but rather victory for NDC.”
“I would like to say that, whatever the outcome of the elections let us all accept it with kind hearts. the victors should know they have big task ahead and the defeated better luck next time but we all need to work together,” he stressed.
He further advised them to have in mind that the position they are sought for are voluntary public offices and they should not expect immediate benefits, but work for the attainment of political power for the party.
Sounding very optimistic of the NDC chance in 2020, the MP said if democratic principles are respected, the NPP government that is pretending to be working and seeking a second term after a woeful performance would have declined contesting elections.
He told the paper the ruling New Patriotic Party has failed woefully and Ghanaians were now yearning for the NDC to form the next government, nothing that, “the ongoing reorganisation and repositioning in the NDC is aimed at rebranding the party to meet the challenges ahead.
He however charged members of the NDC party to rally behind the party leaders and their MPs to work towards the interest of the party in the country.
Source: the republic news online.com/Felix Engsalige Nyaaba