Patience Gbeze, GNA
Accra, Oct. 17, GNA – Mr Augustus Goosie
Tanoh, a National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer aspirant, has called on
the Party to restore its capacity as a mobilising force to empower the
grassroots and recapture power in the 2020 elections.
He said the empowerment of the grassroots
would ensure that they held the leadership to task to adhere to probity and
accountability, which were the bedrock of the NDC.
Mr Tanoh said this on Wednesday after he met
the Greater Accra Regional Executive of the Party prior to his campaign tour of
the Region to canvas for votes ahead of the December 7 NDC presidential
He announced that the first phase of the
Regional tour would take his team to Ada, Sege, Shai Osudoku, and Ningo
Earlier, his campaign tour took him to the
Anlo, Keta, Ketu South, Akan, Hohoe, and Buem constituencies in the Volta
He said his campaign message, throughout the
tour, was the need to recapture and invest in the grassroots to make them
strong forces in community mobilisation and development.
Mr Tanoh said he believed that the message
would resonate very well with the grassroots to help transform the NDC and give
it a strong footing for victory in 2020.
“We are fully committed to seeing this process
through,” he said.
Mr Ade Coker, the NDC Greater Accra Regional
Chairman, said the meeting was a directive from the Regional Office to all
aspirants to meet the Executive before embarking on their campaign tour and
expressed gratitude for the turnout.
He said it provided an opportunity for the
Executive to know the vision of the various aspirants.
So far 12 people, including former President
John Dramani Mahama, have written to the Party declaring their intention to
contest the NDC flag bearer position for the forthcoming primaries.