Sylvester Mensah, one of seven 2020 flag-bearer aspirants of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), says the party’s touted infrastructural development was not enough premise to have won them the 2016 general elections.
The Presidential candidate hopeful is convinced that the NDC failed to realize that the electorate needed workable policies that could relieve them of their economic hardships, and not only infrastructure which was the focus of the then Mahama-led government.
“Hard factors caused our woeful political defeat in 2016 and I am going to blend both the hard and soft factors, when the NDC delegates vote for me as flag-bearer when we go to the polls on February 23, 2019,” the former National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Chief Executive said.
He argued that if infrastructures won elections, the NDC would not be whipped at polling stations at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, where the NDC government, with former President John Mahama as captain, constructed a flyover.
“The Kotokoraba Market and Kejetia Market are other areas where the NDC was beaten to a pulp in the elections, despite the huge edifices the electorate could see,” Mr Mensah said.
Likening the NDC flag-bearer contest to a business person continuing to display old goods to customers, Sly Mensah teases that some contestants no more appeal to the NDC delegates and Ghanaians because they are old goods, thus, the need for the delegates to give him the torch to lead the party to victory in 2020.
“I represent the new face of the NDC and I bring fresher ideas and policies that will create permanent jobs to our unemployed youth.
“I want to build a more formidable NDC by giving the power to our grassroots and making our party a force to reckon with in our democracy,” Sylvester Mensah outlined.
By: Umar Sheriff/awakenewsonline.com