The Legislator for the Tamale South Constituency, who is also the Minority Leader in Parliament, Alhaji Haruna Iddrisu says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is much attractive today than ever before.
“Am happy, encouraged and inspired by the new level of enthusiasm and love many have for the NDC and want to work for the party to snatch power in 2020,” he stated.
He made this statement at the MENSVIC Hotel, East Legon, Accra during an address to the Association of Former Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in Accra.
The Minority Leader hinted, that, in his Tamale South Constituency alone about 72 people picked forms to contest for various executive positions; about 42 came out in the Tamale Central and an equally high numbers came up in other constituencies in the Northern sector.
He said all these show many people are prepared to work for the NDC to take over power in 2020.
Alhaji Iddrisu likened the party grassroots to the roots of a tree, saying they hold the party firm on the ground, so they must be respected and considered in decision making or Presidential appointments.
“I agree we must reward loyalty, merit or patriotism, but there are roles better played by others,” he stated.
Also, the Minority Leader in Parliament reminded the Association of former MMDCEs that the legacy of the John Dramani Mahama led NDC administration in this country is monumental and all must be proud of them.
He charged party followers including the members of the Association to go out there as ambassadors to defend the JM/NDC legacy anywhere. He said these monumental NDC legacies are scattered across the ten regions of Ghana; and work on many others are on-going in the country.
“These NDC legacies are in the Education and Health sectors, Aviation sector – KIA, Ho, Kumasi, Tamale Airports; expansion of the two major habours – Tema and Takoradi; major markets centres – Ho, Kotokuraba and Kumasi etc; over 3000 km roads amongst many other infrastructure developments scattered across the country,” he stated.
Source: Delali A. Awuyeh