An aspiring Presidential Candidate of the largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has vowed to bring back the party to political power, when giving the chance to lead it.
The former Minister for Finance and Economic Planning is of the strong conviction that he is not only politically experienced but a unifier, with the ability to galvanise all ranks and file of the party to victory, come 2024.
He is also of the view that the current economic challenges are not enough evidence to wrestle power from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), but rather unity with a common purpose.
To this, he urged those seeking for various positions in the party to do so with decorum, devoid of insults and attacks on opponents, since the party would have to spend more on damage control than it would positively project the party.
The NDC Presidential Candidate hopeful made the remarks in a statement to congratulate the newly elected Eastern Regional executives.
The soft-spoken business mogul assured the newly elected Eastern Regional executives of his commitment and readiness to work closely with them to champion the course of the NDC, not only in the region but to bring the party back to power.
“Congratulations to all winners in the Eastern Regional executives election of the NDC, l appreciate your support for these years, with unity of purpose victory 2024 is possible,” he said.
He called on those who lost in the elections to support the winning candidates to ensure that the party will go into the 2024 election in one piece, united in strength to deliver victory for the party.
He disclosed that the processes leading to the internal elections are critical for the party to win the 2024 election, hence the need for cohesiveness and unity to help the party to recapture power.
He said Ghanaians were suffering and yearning for the NDC to save them from the bad economic policies of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, as he assures Ghanaians of an NDC government of good governance policies, pro-poor policies to alleviate the difficulties and stabilise the economy for businesses to thrive.
In a related development, the newly elected NDC Eastern Regional chairman, Dr. Mark Oliver Kevor, charged all rank and file of the party to put the interest of the party first in achieving victory, come 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections.
The newly elected chairman, who is the immediate past Eastern Regional Secretary of the party, invoked the spirit of party members to direct their “weapon of destruction” towards their greatest political enemy, NPP, and not against each other.
The young man, a lecturer at Abetifi Presbyterian University and a former board member of the National Communications Authority and a member of the UN Group of Government Experts in Cyber-security made the remarks on Saturday, shortly after the party’s regional delegates’ conference in Koforidua.
The relatively intelligent Telecommunications and Information Security lecturer hinted that it was not surprising that delegates voted for him and other executives to lead the party, come 2024, but they (delegates) have strong conviction of their (executives) capabilities.