Accra, Aug. 23, GNA – On the eve of the
National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primaries, Mr Samuel
Ofosu-Ampofo, the National Chairman of the Party has extended a goodwill
message to all candidates.
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo in a statement copied to
the Ghana News Agency said: “Tomorrow, August 24th, the
delegates of our great Party, the NDC, will go to the polls to elect the
Parliamentary candidates of our party for next year’s general elections”.
“This election is being conducted,
not in all the 275 constituencies, as in some, candidates who filed, stand
unopposed, and in others preparations are ongoing to get them ready to decide
on their candidates on a date yet to be determined,” it said.
The statement noted that when day breaks
tomorrow, it was the delegates and they alone, who had the exclusive authority
under the Party’s Constitution to decide who represents them in the
Parliamentary elections of 2020.
“It is both in our party’s interest
and the interest of Ghana that delegates vote for persons in whom they have
absolute confidence: Persons who can represent their interests adequately in
Parliament, protect the fortunes of our party, and more importantly, win their
respective seats, so that the NDC can win the majority of seats in the next
The statement said at this time when all
campaigning was over, and the expectations of all the aspirants were left in
the hands of the delegates, the Chairman calls on all members of the Party to
remember that it was only in unity and peace that they could fight next year’s
elections to attain victory.
It said accordingly the Chairman wishes
all aspirants the best of luck – the eventual winners must understand clearly
that they would need everybody’s energies and commitment, including those of
the losers, to successfully prosecute their efforts in the elections next year,
in which, God willing, the people of Ghana would entrust us with power in order
to end their pain and suffering and agony under the corrupt New Patriotic Party
“To the security services scheduled
to assist us in conducting this exercise, I urge vigilance and professionalism
to secure the peace so that delegates can vote in peace and the results will be
received in peace,” it said.
“Finally to the good people of
Ghana: this is a crucial step in our final preparations of our great party to
participate in the coming elections by which alone, God willing, we shall assume
the reins of government in 2021.
“We shall demonstrate by our
posture, our message, and our love for the people of this country, that Ghana
is safer, more secure, more prosperous and always better governed by the