The Eagles Forum a grouping of Professionals attracted to the social democratic philosophy is asking for an issue-based, policy-focused campaign in the run up to the 2020 general elections as it congratulates former President John Mahama on his election as the flagbearer of the NDC.
In a statement signed by its Executive Secretary, Linus Labik, the group is hopeful that former President John Mahama’s rich political experience over the years, will be brought to bare on the 2020 presidential campaign process.
The statement, called on all actors in the 2020 political game, to conduct their campaigns devoid of personal attack and rancour which will further enrich the country’s democratic process, especially the contest to elect a President for Ghana.
The group describes the landslide victory of the former President at the just ended presidential primary of the NDC, as an indication of the overwhelming endorsement by the rank and file of the party, for him to lead them into victory in the 2020 presidential elections
The message also congratulated the other six contestants for their active participation and heartwarming congratulatory messages to the victor, noting that their involvement has further contributed to the entrenchment of the internal democratic processes of the NDC.
The group is of the view that such show of magnanimity will further strengthen the unity of the party, as it prepares towards the 2020 presidential election.
The EAGLES FORUM promises to support the NDC as Party and its presidential candidate in formulating and projecting policies that will enrich the debate and position the NDC as a truly social democratic party.
The group’s policies and programs are underpinned by social democratic principles and they are willing and ready to engage the party and its flagbearer on all these fronts for the wellbeing of all Ghanaians whilst strengthening the frontiers of social democratic ideology in Ghana.
The group expects to see the flagbearer bringing onboard, the best and brightest in the party including all other contestants and their followers to further strengthen the unity of the party as they move towards recapturing power in 2020.
The EAGLES Forum offers professionals attracted to the social democratic philosophy the platform to express the values of this ideology through advocacy, intellectual debates, lecture-series, publications of policy positions and by establishing a strong relationship with like-minded groups within and outside the country.