The biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) hinted that it will scrap the biometric registration of its members as part of series of measures put in place by the party to recapture power from the NPP come 2020.
Greater Accra regional chairman of the party, Ade Koka disclosed this to party faithful in Accra after the party’s unity walk in solidarity with the founder’s day. He also cautioned sympathizers of the NDC to desist from attacking each other on social media.
The walk protested against an Executive Instrument sent to parliament by the president, Nana Akuffo Addo seeking to set august 4 as the founders’ day.
The teaming sympathizers gathered at the art center just opposite the court promises and were addressed by leaders of the party. Greater Accra Chairman of the party, Ade Koka, said the party should embrace its defeat and scrap the biometric registration which saw the defeat of the Party
He said: “today is the day the Lord has given us to revive to ensure that the NDC is one great party. Let us organise ourselves in the various constituencies, to ensure that the biometric registration which caused our downfall will be scrapped and replaced with a new system for victory in 2020.”
As part of the reorganization of the NDC, member of parliament for Ablekuma South and Former Mayor of Accra, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye said the party is considering recommendations from the professor Kwesi Botchway Committee to start the healing process of the party from the grass root.
“What this walk means is that NDC is alive, strong and ready for 2020. We want people to know that we support the founders day. We are telling our people to rise up and keep hope alive because 2020 is coming. NDC is actively organising through our grassroots to be ready for 2020”, Okoe added.
Meanwhile the party says it will resist any attempt by the Nana Addo government to change the history of the country regarding the founders of Ghana. It said Kwame Nkrumah’s legacy still lingers on and no individual can be made more important than Ghana’s first president.
“Tell Nana Addo, we will not allow him to change the history of Ghana. we shall resist oppressors rule with all our might and all our will. we will resist the oppressors rule that seeks to divert attention and destroy Ghana”, he said.
For close to 4 hours, the principal streets Accra around the Nkrumah Circle came to a stand still as sympathizers of the NDC and members of the socialist forum captured the streets.
They carried placards that read, ‘Nkrumah never dies’, ‘we thank President Mills for giving us founder’s day’, the founder of Ghana, Nkrumah’, ‘The big one’.
Party supporters also held their hands in a curvy nature symbolising the unity on the back of which the walk was organized. While many were clad in party paraphernalia, others wore dresses which endorsed the candidature of former president John Mahama.