Politics of Friday, 26 October 2018
National Democratic Congress flagbearer hopeful, Prof Joshua Alabi has said his contenders are free to copy his campaign promises to the party grassroots which he said are in his public statements.
According to him, he has not copyrighted his policies which he said he developed in the best interest of the party and therefore they can be used or repeated by every member of the party, without necessarily giving him credit.
Prof Joshua Alabi said while addressing NDC delegates in Aburi, on the second day of his tour of the Eastern Region, last Tuesday.
He explained that his policies for the grassroots, which he termed as ‘solutions to 2020’, are his own ideas developed after research and series of engagements with the NDC grassroots.
To him, it is enough for all interested parties to know that the time has come to solve the concerns of the NDC grassroots through developing and implementing party policies and strategies.
He was confident that his ideas directly respond to the needs of the NDC grassroots and that therefore places him as the ideal man to lead the party into the 2020 elections.
“When anybody come here to mention some of my policies, don’t say he has copied me. Allow him. We are all brothers. What you must do is to judge him; judge him based on the sincerity with which that person will speak, judge him asking yourself if he has any compelling reason to deliver on the promises, judge him by asking yourself if he ever will come back to you” he advised.
The presidential hopeful said he is the originator of his policies and therefore he knows best how to implement them to achieve his set out vision.
“As the originator of the vision, I need to sit in the chair and drive my vision. Anybody sitting in the chair will not be able to do what I have told you today. I want to be in charge and drive my vision. That way you will be able to enjoy,” he indicated.
Professor Alabi added that besides his sincerity, he is compelled to fulfil his promises because he would seek a second term in office and therefore will need the endorsements of the NDC delegates to renew his mandate.
“If I fail to deliver on my promises, can I come here to seek your blessings for my second term?” he asked.
In assuring the delegates that he would not depart from his party policies, Prof Alabi made a profound statement saying: “Let God be my witness today, I am sincere about my vision for the party and I will implement the policy solutions for you to give praises to God.”