Former President John Mahama has asked delegates of the National Democratic Congress to elect competent and dependable persons who can be trusted to lead the party to victory in the 2020 general elections.
He urged the over 9,000 delegates who will be voting to elect national executives at the party’s National Delegates Congress in Accra today, not to allow themselves to be influenced in anyway in choosing the best leaders.
“Do not allow yourself to be influenced materially to decide your vote. We must elect an executive that is trustworthy, competent and in which our diverse membership all have a stake,” he said in a good will message ahead of the congress.
Mr. Mahama who is seeking to lead the party once more into the next elections, said Ghanaians were willing to vote for change in the 2020 general elections due to what he described as “unprecedented hardship” imposed on the people by the Akufo-Addo government.
He said the message from the party’s grassroots during his tour of seven regions has been to unite and work to deliver from this hardship.
“The people of Ghana are ready and willing to change the negative course in the 2020 elections,” he stated, indicating “We, the NDC, cannot fail them!”
He said the best option to ending the current hardship in the country is to win the 2020 elections emphatically to which end he said “we must elect National Executives we can trust; executives who are hardworking and committed to the noble Victory 2020 agenda.”
Mr. Mahama has meanwhile wished all party delegates traveling mercies to the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre where the congress is taking place.