The People’s National Convention (PNC) has been in a state of decline since the days of Dr Hilla Liman, the founder of the party. Mr Abdul Samad Nurudeen, the Bono Regional Secretary of the PNC, believes that the party’s leadership needs a total overhaul to enhance its fortunes in the 2024 elections.
For the most part, the PNC has relied on bigger political parties for support, but Mr Nurudeen is calling for a more proactive leadership that can find alternative sources to fund the party’s activities. He said the leadership of the party has failed woefully to get sustainable avenues to finance the PNC.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr Nurudeen expressed regret that internal corruption and selfishness remained the bane of the PNC. He added that some individuals were using the party to amass wealth, while the divisions and factions in the PNC were gradually collapsing it.
Mr Nurudeen believes that a strong leadership is needed to nurse the hope and aspirations of the late founder, Dr Hilla Liman. He said that in the days of Dr Liman, the PNC was the third force in Ghana’s political space. The late Dr Liman made the PNC exceptionally attractive and transformed the nation’s transport and agriculture sector during his tenure in government.
It is only the youth who can save the PNC, according to Mr Nurudeen. He believes that if they fail to do so, posterity will not spare them.
In a nutshell, the PNC needs a new leadership that is proactive and able to find sustainable avenues to finance the party’s activities. The party also needs to address the issue of internal corruption and selfishness, which has been a major obstacle to its growth. If the PNC is to have any chance of success in the 2024 elections, it will require a united front and a strong leadership that can nurse the hope and aspirations of the late founder, Dr Hilla Liman.