Mahama takes campaign to Parliament; meets Minority

Former President John Dramani Mahama has taken his campaign to Parliament, meeting the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members. He commended the leadership and members of the Minority for their sterling performance in holding the government to task. Addressing them on Tuesday as part of his stakeholders’ campaign for the January 26, 2016 primary, Mr Mahama said the Minority has given the party a very good representation in Parliament. He added that they have “done what an opposition and a minority should do” and it is therefore imperative that its remarkable performance is publicly acknowledged and appreciated. He said the next administration of the NDC will make Parliament a very close ally in governance and will work closely with MPs on a number of important issues, including policy formulation to help address the challenges facing Ghanaians. Mr Mahama thanked the NDC MPs for starting a fund-raising effort, which has now blossomed into a fund-raising platform for all people who believe in his message and quest to address the economic hardship facing Ghanaians by recapturing power for the party in the 2020 elections. He said the fund-raising initiative by MPs4JM has paved the way for mobilising support from party members, supporters and sympathisers, adding that it is making campaign funding more transparent, democratic and participatory. The former President also expressed gratitude to all those who have positively responded to the call to support his campaign. Touching on the 2020 general elections, Mr Mahama said the prospects of the NDC are very bright, emphasising that he will work closely with MPs in their constituencies to win more parliamentary seats as well as the presidential election.

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He also met the Speaker, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye. Source:|Ghana]]>