Politics of Sat, 13 Aug 20162
NDC manifesto to follow 3-weeks after campaign launch
The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has indicated that it will launch its manifesto three weeks after Sunday’s campaign launch.
The entire NDC is expected to converge on the Cape Coast stadium in the Central Region, to launch its campaign and also outdoor its Presidential nominee.
But questions have been asked about why the party is not using the same platform to make its manifesto public withe barely four months to the polls in December.
Some critics from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) have gone as far as alleging that, the NDC is only delaying its manifesto launch in a bid to incorporate some of the NPP’s policies and programmes ahead of the election.
But one of the party’s communicators, Solomon Nkansah, has refuted these claims in a Citi News interview where he asserted that the party was only following a plan of activities.
“We are not delaying. We are following a planned programme, in a matter of three weeks from our launch, unless anything drastic happens, the NDC is launching its manifesto,” Mr. Nkansah revealed.
“Why we always launch our campaign before the manifesto is that we always want to act to galvanize or energize the party and excite it then proceed to launch our manifesto,” he explained.
Mr. Nkansah said he would have revealed the party manifesto to Citi News but for the absence of the NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.
“The NPP themselves who are not ready, they want to make Ghanaians believe that it is rather the NDC who are not ready… It is unfortunate that the General Secretary is not here. I would have walked you to his office and shown you a copy, a bundle, large packed bundles of our manifesto.”