President John Dramani Mahama
The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has stated that it will launch its manifesto on September 17 in the Brong Ahafo region.
NDC campaign spokesperson Joyce Bawa Mogtari said “our [NDC] manifesto is ready, the president continues to undertake several other engagements so we have finally agreed that we’ll be launching our manifesto on the 17th of this month…so for our part we are ready to go.”
The governing party had earlier planned to launch its manifesto on August 28 in Sunyani but cancelled it at the last minute.
Speaking on Class FM, Madam Mogtari dismissed claims that the decision to delay its manifesto launch is to steal ideas from the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“Whatever we [NDC] do is usually based on strategy, it’s based on tact, and above all that, we are a party that is actually in government. So, we do believe that our manifesto will be providing Ghanaians a semblance of what to expect in our second and final term of President Mahama.
“So, for our part, we continue to implement our existing manifesto…and you know that the NDC since 2004 has actually never launched its election campaign together with its manifesto.”
The deputy transport minister added: “The NDC is in government so what will we have to lose if we either release our manifesto early or later? So for those who are struggling to come to power, of course there might be a good reason why they would want to keep their manifesto under wraps.
“I know that our manifesto is ready. We’ve just been working in a very strategic way to launch our campaign first, kick-start the campaign to galvanise our base, to unite our base, to provide certain a guidance to our base and then, of course, launch the manifesto.”
Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Kobina Welsing
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