Politics of Fri, 7 Sep 20185
Grassroots members must participate in choosing flagbearer – Team Alabi
The campaign team of Prof Joshua Alabi, National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer hopeful, has called on the party leadership to give meaning to provisions of the party’s constitution that allows grassroots participation in the election of a new flag bearer.
According to the campaign team, the party’s constitution, allows party leaders even at the ward level to be part of this important decision making.
Speaking at a press conference, Victor Adawudu, Coordinator of Professor Joshua Alabi’s campaign, said the party leadership must empower the grassroots to this effect.
“In involving the branch executives in the flagbearer elections, one of the ways of addressing the concerns is allowing the branches to own the party and partake in the election of their leaders.”
“Team Alabi believes to strengthen all structures of the party to build a very strong party for election 2020, the grassroots represented by the branch executives should be deeply involved.
We’ll restructure to attract more youth – Brogya Gyenfi
An aspiring National Democratic Congress (NDC) National Youth Organizer, Brogya Gyenfi believes the party would win the support of more youth in the country if a deputy youth organizer portfolio is created at the party’s branch level.
According to him, the new portfolio will aid in sharpening the NDC’s youth structure which can spearhead campaigns in elections.
“We need to restructure the entire youth structure because that’s how you will be able to function and to be able to lead a campaign.”
‘Alabi more marketable than Mahama’ – Ken Dzirasah
A former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ken Dzirasah, has said the former Krowor Member of Parliament, Prof. Joshua Alabi, is the best candidate to represent the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 elections.
According to the party elder, his decision to support Joshua Alabi was informed by the potential difficulty the NDC would have in marketing the former President John Mahama who led the party to lose the 2016 elections.
“I want to say that after several reflections on the way forward for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), myself and my good brother Ambassador Philip Gbeho conducted few investigations and came to the conclusion that the most marketable personality that could carry us into the year 2020, as a Flagbearer is Prof. Joshua Alabi.”
“We have found he has all it takes, his achievements, his attitude towards the party, and a host of other things. Another fact of the issue is that we need to market someone that can lead the party for 8 years so we came to that conclusion.”