Politics of Mon, 4 Jun 201810
NDC to climax ‘Unity Walk’ with mammoth rally in Aflao on Saturday
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is set to climax its Unity Walk in Aflao, a stronghold of the party in the Volta Region.
Organisers say the interest in making the walk in Aflao one of the largest political walks ever held in the country, is gathering momentum as days go by.
Lead organizer of the Unity Walk campaign, Kojo Bonsu in an interview said the purpose of the walk is not a fun fare as purported by some people.
He was quick to add that the unity walk is, however, not a panacea for solving the entire challenges of the party but just to consolidate the efforts of the Prof. Kwesi Botchwey-led Committee's recommendation for all to join hands in their own small ways to unite the party for a victorious 2020.
The former Kumasi Mayor used the opportunity to thank all Ghanaians especially members of the NDC for accepting the concept of the walk and making it one of the best political activity to help energize the party after their defeat in the 2016 elections.
“I, and on behalf of my partner, Hon. Joshua Akamba, we wish to use this opportunity to thanks the people of Ghana and the entire members of the NDC for accepting and supporting the Unity Walk Concept,” he said.
"Though we will be sending invites to all presidential aspirants to participate, we wish to use this medium to remind and invite them all in our bid to maintain a united front towards 2020," he added.
Mr. Bonsu revealed that the walk has achieved its purpose of energising the grassroots while they continue efforts to reorganise and make the party attractive in their various ways while the party prepares for the battle in 2020.
He, therefore, called on all NDC faithful to join the mother of all walks in Aflao on June 9, 2018 to climax the unity walk.
He said Volta Region is a significant place to climax the walk because it is the home region of the party’s founder and former President, Jerry John Rawlings.
According to him, NDC will forever be grateful to Volta Region for the support it enjoys from its people even in difficult moments.
Kojo Bonsu calls for all ranks and file of the party to come together for the climax of the walk in Aflao the home Region of the NDC and to show the world that despite their challenges as a party, they are poised to work together as a family for a victorious 2020.
The Unity Walk is an idea which was started by Kojo Bonsu and his partner, Joshua Akamba to energise the grassroot of the party after their painful defeat in the 2016 elections.
The first walk was held in the Northern Region, Tamale on September 9, 2017 which received massive support from the party faithful, rotated in other eight Regions and expected to be climaxed in the Volta Region on June 9, 2018.
Despite the concerns of some members of the NDC who said the walk was designed to project the comeback of John Mahama, the walk continued to receive massive support from the NDC members across the regions it was organised.
Expected personalities include the Former President John Dramani Mahama; the party National Chairman, Kofi Portuphy; the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia; party officials and former appointees as well as party members and sympathisers.