I'll continue Mills' policy of building party offices - Alabi
Professor Joshua Alabi, a flagbearer hopeful in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has promised to continue the program of building party offices for the NDC as initiated by former President John Evans Atta Mills.
The former University of Professional Studies (UPS) Vice-Chancellor says, he will build decent party offices for all the 275 constituencies, in order to provide the necessary atmosphere for party meetings, secretariat works and other essential services.
Prof Joshua Alabi was speaking Friday to NDC branch and constituency executives in Ahafo Ano in the Ashanti Region.
He said, he is committed to building a strong NDC which will stay in power for a longer term and be self-financing even in opposition.
Prof Alabi assured the party delegates that the NDC under him, will create bank accounts for every constituency and do investments which will enable it function effectively. He mentioned a number of policy initiatives that will fortify the party against threats of bankruptcy that the NDC finds itself in.
Prof Alabi bemoaned the current situation where the party finds itself in dire need of funds from some individuals in order to survive.
He cited the example of the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa which has shares in banks, insurance and telecommunication companies including MTN.
"No one or group of money bags can attempt to hijack the ANC today, because that party has been built on a sound financial condition to enable it function independent of anybody's influences," he told the crowd.