The 2020 flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, says the elections would not only determine the fortunes and future of the party it will as well determine as the future of the country.
Mr. Mahama was speaking in Tamale, to open a three-day retreat to educate and empower Directors of Elections of the opposition party. The retreat was under the theme: “Repositioning the Election Directorate Strategically for the 2020 Elections”.
The retreat will expose the participants to scientific knowledge and approach on elections management to prepare them towards the 2020 elections.
“Indeed the elections of 2020 is one of the most critical elections our party is going to face. It would determine the fortunes and future of our party and not only that it would also determine the fortunes and future of this great nation of ours…and so nothing must be left to chance.
He urged the Directors of Elections of the party not to leave anything to chance to repeat the mistakes made during the 2016 elections saying “elections are not a lottery where you can win or not win, you must cover every ground to ensure that victory is yours. We must leave nothing to chance in terms of the elections of 2020”.
He called on the EC to create a platform for effective dialogue between the political stakeholders to address the concerns raised by the NDC so as to protect the integrity of the electoral process.
Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, National Chairman of the NDC, urged the Directors of Elections of the party to fully participate in the retreat and adopt new ideas to help make the NDC victors of the 2020 elections.
Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, Director of Elections of the NDC, said all would be done to safeguard and protect the ballots during the 2020 elections to ensure absolute victory for the NDC and the citizenry.