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Don’t stop anyone from NDC flag bearer race – Mahama

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Former President John Mahama (L) and former Finance Minister Kwabena Duffuor (R)

Former President John Mahama has told the leadership of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) not to stop anyone who wishes to run for the party’s flag bearer race, from doing so.

“From next year, we [NDC] will begin our branch, constituency, regional and national elections”.

“From there we will do our flagbearer elections.”

“The NDC is a democratic party, so, all those who show interest and qualify to contest must be allowed to do so”, the 2020 flag bearer of the party said in Cape Coast during his Thank You tour.

“We must all support whoever emerges victorious into the 2024 elections, and I am certain that God will give us victory,” he added.

Just recently, the Action Movement, a group within the party, demanded that former Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffuor, enter the party’s flag bearer race since, in the group’s view, the NDC must put its “best foot forward” in the 2024 general elections.

A statement signed by the group’s leader, Mr James Agbey, said: “Just like many party faithful are already drumming up support for Dr Duffuor to enter the NDC presidential race, the Action Movement demands the entry of the former Finance Minister and any other NDC activist who is interested in making Ghana a better place”.

The group said: “Ghanaians knows the NDC has the men to deliver good governance and can do better. The NDC must form the decision to run the 2024 elections on the basis of a united, prosperous and peaceful Ghana”.

“The party must put its best foot forward”, the group noted, adding: “We strongly believe that Dr Duffuor is a powerful metaphor of politicians who are ready and willing to oversee this transitioning of the governance systems”.

“The old and tired political nepotism practised by Ghana’s political elite must give way to a more objective, merit-based system”, the group said.

It noted: “Dr Duffuor is an intelligent and tenacious person. He is self-made, and the epitome of the tried, tested and workaholic. He can relate to anybody from anywhere, be they child or adult, male or female, black or white, educated or uneducated, northerner or southerner, westerner or easterner, mediocre or talented. He can inspire a new generation to new heights of social responsibility with his exemplary biography”.

Read the full statement below:

For Immediate release

Wednesday 13/10/2021

Action Movement Welcomes Duffuor’s Ghanaian Dream Video For The NDC

The NDC Action Movement has become aware of a video in circulation in which former Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffuor is seen canvassing support for the NDC.

The one-minute-twenty-one-second video features Dr Duffuor and six other persons from all walks of life telling Ghanaians about what the NDC means to them.

This masterpiece of a video is calling for increased political participation and it carries the message of a Ghanaian dream, and that, the Ghanaian dream can only be delivered by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Dr Duffuor actually spoke about the opportunities that were available to him as a young man, adding that he wanted Ghanaian youth to achieve the Ghanaian Dream.

“I was lucky to be allowed to dream of a better life and make it and I want every young person in Ghana to have a chance to achieve the Ghanaian dream”.

“A real opportunity at making something of themselves, so that they can help build, run and better this great country of ours. We owe this to our children and indeed we owe it to ourselves too,” Dr Duffuor averred in the video.

The Action Movement welcomes Dr Duffuor’s intervention in canvassing support for the NDC.

Indeed, this is welcoming news; so pleasing and soothing.

It is not about Dr. Duffuor as an individual but the NDC as a political party. It is about the membership drive.

It is also about our young people. It is about Ghanaians. It is their future, not the past. It is about reforming the NDC to make it appealing to all and sundry and securing the people and reconciling the nation.

Action Movement is of the view that 2024 is going to be special and a potential turning point in Ghana’s history, that we need to seize the moment to give every Ghanaian a chance to help redefine Ghana as a place for them and their children to prosper and feel safe.

A change is needed now and the NDC is ready to lead that change, which is why the party leadership needs to open up the nomination process for the NDC flagbearership and make it appealing to the Ghanaian people.

Just like many party faithful are already drumming up support for Dr. Duffuor to enter the NDC presidential race, the Action Movement demands the entry of the former Finance Minister and any other NDC activist who is interested in making Ghana a better place.

Ghanaians know the NDC has the men to deliver good governance and can do better.

The NDC must form the decision to run the 2024 elections on the basis of a united, prosperous and peaceful Ghana.

The party must put its best foot forward. We strongly believe that Dr Duffuor is a powerful metaphor for politicians who are ready and willing to oversee this transitioning of the governance systems.

The old and tired political nepotism practised by Ghana’s political elite must give way to a more objective, merit-based system.

Dr Duffuor is an intelligent and tenacious person. He is self-made, and the epitome of the tried, tested and workaholic. He can relate to anybody from anywhere, be they child or adult, male or female, black or white, educated or uneducated, northerner or southerner, westerner or easterner, mediocre or talented. He can inspire a new generation to new heights of social responsibility with his exemplary biography.

We know the NDC is the only party that can end corruption in Ghana. The only party that can promise and keep it. This is the right time. This is our time.

The Action Movement is very proud of Dr Kwabena Duffuor’s commitment to the NDC.

We need more of Dr Duffuors to help propel the NDC to the top.

Long live the NDC

Long live Ghana

Signed:

James Agbey (Leader of the Action Movement)

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