The quality of persons who emerged victorious in Saturday’s polls gives the National Democratic Congress the confidence to win the 2024 general elections, Chairman Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has said.
According to him, the party will cling the presidential seat and top up their numbers in Parliament with some more seats to become the next government in the country.
His optimism towards the 2024 elections stems from the defeat of monetisation in the primaries where many candidates showered money at the election grounds but lost at the end of the day.
He says the fact that the delegates didn’t make the decision based on who paid more is an indication that the rightful persons were chosen to lead the party in 2024.
“We are happy that so far the quality of candidates that have been produced in this election give us confidence that we will go into 2024 and win presidential, and win a significant majority in Parliament and also deliver on the charge of rescuing this country,” he said after the polls Sunday, May 14, 2023.
He added that even though they have elected quality candidates, “we are not going to say we have the men. We want the men to prove themselves for you to say that yes, NDC, we have the men.”
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To him, the outcome depicted the supremacy of the footsoldier. He says who becomes who in the NDC is not determined by wealth anymore.
“This election has demonstrated the supremacy of the footsoldier of the party. One notable thing that we found is that money cannot decide who gets the votes in NDC anymore,” he said after EC declared the results of the primaries.
The NDC national Chairman said “we heard stories about big men, potentially rich men who could win elections. They all could not win in spite of their wealth and riches and the stories we heard about what they were threatening to distribute.”
Meanwhile, General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Franklin Fifi Kwetey has indicated the successful primaries of the party is the first step they are taking to flip power from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Addressing the media Sunday, May 14, 2023, right after the declaration of results, Mr. Kwetey assured supporters of the umbrella fraternity and the entire nation that the NDC will redeem Ghana from the poor leadership of the Akufo-Addo led administration.
He says the confidence reposed in the party leadership and the former President as the flagbearer will not be in futility as they will do everything possible to save Ghana from the bad leadership the NPP has given Ghanaians.
“For us this is the beginning of the journey towards 2024 and we want to assure all of our supporters across the length and breath of our country and also the larger population of Ghana that we are definetly going to make sure that this is the first of a long journey towards ensuring that we salvage this country come December 7, 2024.
“We are going to do everything possible to ensure that the confidence that is reposed not just in the leadership of the party but through this election, the confidence that has been reposed in His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, that confidence is not to go down at all,” he stated.
The Saturday, May 13, polls elected former President John Dramani Mahama with a whooping 98.9 per cent of the votes cast.
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