Four key members of the National Democratic Congress are calling for an early congress in a bid to end what they termed as despondency that is creeping into the party in the aftermath of the 2016 elections which the party lost. According to them, the “humiliating defeat” of the party in the elections is a clear manifestation that the NDC needs reorganisation “if it is to be relevant in the current political dispensation and to recover itself”. A statement issued by the four – Benjamin Kunbuor, Antwi Boasiako Sekyere, Mike Hammah, and Akuamoah Ofosu Boateng – claim the NDC in its current state is contaminated. For them it is time for sober reflection on and a return to the party’s core principles and values in order to recapture political power. “We therefore need credible, committed, ideologically clear, and dedicated party cadres and activists who believe in grassroots mobilization and organization to offer themselves for leadership of the party in the reorganization exercise,” the statement said. They advised leadership of the NDC to focus on how to save the party and leading members, and urged all to “tone down on some claims we make for our government because there is no scientific basis for a one-sided equation. “Let us soberly reflect also on our deficits in governance and how that has brought us to where we are today,” they added. The four members also want the party leaders to stop “the infantile pontification” regarding who is to lead them into the 2020 elections, noting “they seem not to know what is boiling beneath their comfortable feet. Victory in 2020 for who?” Meanwhile they also want the party abandon its register which they said was fraudulently put together in the run up to the primaries and urged members to challenge its use in court should the need arise.