THE NATIONAL Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is holding a three-day meeting to strategise plans and preparations towards the November 7 polls.
Addressing the media and the party executives at Capital View Hotel during the opening ceremony, National Chairman of NDC, Kofi Portuphy, mentioned that “court does not win election, therefore, there is the need for the party to take retrospective look at the previous elections to enable the party to outline and analyse the challenges that confronted the party for remedy ahead of 2016 election.”
Mr Portuphy hinted that the party is aiming at also strategising plans to achieve the ‘Eastern Region Agenda 50/50 Votes’ and the ‘Operation One million Votes’ in the Ashanti Region to enable the party to secure third time bid victory come the November polls.
Majority Leader, Alban Bagban, on his side, stated that the 2016 election is very crucial, hence the need for the party to prepare well, be mindful of their utterances and work hard.
He assured the party that the NDC caucus in Parliament will continue to work hard to maintain its majority seats.
Mr Bagbin urged party members to be “very careful about what we say or what we don’t say because speech is not only words…It is very important to our winning the elections, but the only effective instrument to winning elections is vigilance.
You can make the laws, you can put the systems in place, you can do everything but if you are not vigilant you cannot win the elections. You don’t win elections through the Electoral Commission and courts never win elections for anybody.”
The Nadowli West MP also assured members of the party that the parliamentary caucus of the party will work to maintain their numerical strength over the opposition in the upcoming elections.
From Daniel Bampoe, Koforidua