The Ashanti Regional Chapter of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has officially inaugurated its Zongo Caucus Coordinators to commence operations for victory in 2024.
Headed by Osman Naziru Hamza, Regional Zongo Caucus Coordinator, the inauguration and orientation programme held on Sunday, July 9, 2023, seeks to address the need as to why the party needs to work closely with those in the Zongo communities.
According to him, NDC is for the Zongos and the Zongos are for the NDC, but members of the party are not doing much by speaking closely to relatives and friends in the Zongo communities thereby leading NDC as a political party to lose more of its votes in those communities.
He was of the view that it was about time members of the party unite and make sure that door-to-door campaigns are embarked in the Zongos communities to propagate the good message of John Dramani Mahama and the NDC for people to understand the need to re-elect him in the 2024 general elections.
“2024 election is a communal labor, so as a coordinator, I’m urging all constituency and branch coordinators to give equal opportunities to members who can communicate effectively in the local dialects to relatives and friends during the campaign.
“It shouldn’t be always the leaders, but those who have the communication skills and can communicate well in their dialect for the better understanding of the electorates, and with this, I think, we will get the needed votes that we want from the Zongo communities,” Mr Hamza said.
For his part, the Member of Parliament for Asawase Constituency, Hon Muntaka Mubarak also urged members of the NDC to stay united for victory in the election 2024.
He said the only way NDC could prevent the ruling government from breaking the eight-year rule is to be focused and match forward towards the development of the party.
The former Minority Chief Whip was of the view that nothing in the country could prevent the NDC from winning the 2024 election but indicated that it could only be achieved when members forgive each other of wrongdoing and stay determined to block the eight-year oppressor’s rules.
Hon Muntaka encouraged members to fight hard for victory in 2024 because members would stand to benefit from their sweat, unlike the previous NDC administrations where some members who suffered for victory from 2009 to 2012 were left unattended to.
“Former President John Dramani Mahama has learned his lessons and mistakes and wouldn’t be repeated after victory in 2024.
John Dramani Mahama is poised to better the lives of members who will be contributing their quota in election 2024,” he noted.
Hon Muntaka, however, tasked members of the party to talk to their relatives, family members as well as friends as to why they needed to vote for John Dramani Mahama and the NDC.
“Election 2024 is not about John Dramani Mahama and the NDC, not about me Muntaka as an MP, not about the Ashanti Regional Chairman, Nana Kwasi, but your welfare and the future generations yet unborn,” he asserted.
The former Deputy Ashanti Regional Women’s Organiser for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mrs Mary Awusi, also called for unity in the party to clinch power in 2024.
She however urged the party members to iron out their differences and forge together.
Mrs Awusi also entreated both winners and losers in the party primaries to reconcile for the interest of the party and work toward victory in the 2024 general elections.
“The call for unity is in the interest of everybody no matter your stature in the party; it is in our interest to put the difference behind us and work together.
“It will be of no benefit to you if you decide not to campaign for the party to win power because you’ve lost an election or your candidate lost an election.
“As former President Kufour said, ‘It is better to be a gateman in power than being a chairman of a political party in opposition,” Mrs Awusi said.
She, therefore, called for a united front to wrestle power from the poorly performed governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Source: Ayisah Foster|Broadcastergh.com