The National Democratic Congress (NDC) women organisers’ caucus in the Greater Accra region have thrown their weight behind former president John Dramani Mahama, saying he is the best party to lead the party to elections 2024.
The group of women leaders on Thursday announced at a meeting with the National Women’s Organiser of the NDC, Dr Hanna Bisiw, at the party’s Greater Accra Regional office.
Dr Bisiw had met them as part of his nationwide ‘thank you tour’ to show her appreciation to them for their contributions towards the party’s activities in the election year and encourage them to work even harder for the party’s victory in 2024.
The women leaders, who were appreciative of their leader’s step towards reviving the party’s base, indicated that although Mr Mahama lost the 2020 polls, they would do everything possible to get him to lead the party again in the next general polls.
“When we lost at the Supreme Court, I passed by the Malata market and all the dozens of women who followed me made it clear that if we don’t bring back John Mahama to lead us again they will cross carpet to GUM (Ghana Union Movement),” one of the constituency women leaders said at the meeting.
“If it is not John Mahama we are bringing in 2024, we should forget forming the next government,” she said, attracting a thunderous applause from her colleagues.
A few other women organisers who attended the meeting also requested for an opportunity to meet with Mr Mahama and express their plans to him.
Thank You Tour
Dr Hanna Bisiw, who had just began her tour of the nation to meet with all women leaders of her party as a way of touching base with the grassroots, assured her subordinates that she would convey their concerns to the right quarters for consideration.
Present at the meeting were her two deputies, Maame Efua Sekyiwaa and Abigail Elorm Akwambea and the Greater Accra Regional Women Organiser, Felicia Bortey.
Commending the women wing, the former Deputy Agric Minister said she was amazed at the support the wing wing gave the NDC, it’s flagbearer, John Mahama and running mate Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman in the run up to the 2020 elections.
“The mobilization we did for our great party and flagbearer John Mahama was enormous and I want to thank you for that performance,” she stated.
Dr Bisiw indicated that although per the Electoral Commission, the NDC lost the polls, the results signified the women’s wing worked for the over 6 million votes Mr Mahama ganered.
Dr Bisiw said the task ahead was bigger than what they dealt with in the last few years and encouraged them to continue to strengthen the base of the party in their various constituencies, branches and wards.
She further cautioned them to desist from acts that will divide the party and make it unattractive in the eyes of floating voters.
“NDC is not dead; NDC is alive and ready to position itself as an alternative government because Ghanaians have faith in the party and that is why they voted for us and His Excellency John Mahama the way they did in the last elections. We may disagree on some issues but that does not mean we are fighting. We have to be one as a people and strive for redemption in the next elections,” she advised party faithfuls.
“My humble appeal is that we should not be fighting each other. The 2024 journey starts now,” Dr Bisiw concluded as she also pledged her unflinching support for the party and President John Mahama.
To her, John Mahama is the candidate the NDC must present in the 2024 elections so as to enable the NDC win power and “resucue Ghanaians from the bad governance of President Akufo-Addo.”