Former President John Dramani Mahama has announced that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be led by branch executives during the party’s campaign towards the 2024 general elections. Mahama disclosed this during his two-day campaign tour of the Upper West Region, where he interacted with party delegates at Tumu in the Sissala East municipality. He stated that the decision to allow for expanded grassroots participation would ensure fair and equitable distribution of resources and whip up the interests of key stakeholders during the campaign period.
Mahama promised to provide resources such as bicycles, motorbikes, flyers, and other necessities to enable the branch executives to move from door to door to secure the needed number of votes to win the elections. He also disclosed that the party would come out with a reward system for branches that would amass new members into their fold.
For the most part, Mahama urged the rank and file of the party in the area to remain united after their primaries, as that would be the surest way to win the next general elections. He emphasized that the NDC branch executives would champion the party’s campaign in 2024, as a means to involve more people in the political process and increase their chances of winning the elections.
During the interaction with party delegates, the former president also criticized the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government for leading the country into economic crisis. He accused the government of borrowing excessively, which has resulted in Ghana’s inability to finance its debts. Mahama noted that Ghana is fast becoming a laughing stock in the international community due to the government’s inability to finance its debts.
Mahama also lambasted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his cousin, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, for their role in the country’s economic crisis. He accused the Finance Minister of benefiting directly anytime the government borrows money because his bank benefits directly. The former president warned that Ghana’s economy was at risk, and the government needed to take appropriate measures to address the situation.