Member of Parliament (MP) for the Tamale South Constituency, Haruna Iddrisu, has expressed optimism that John Dramani Mahama, Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress, will win the 2024 general election.
According to him, if Ghanaians were to vote based on their current economic conditions and the state of the country, as a result of bad governance and widespread impunity, the NDC is convinced the former President, will win hands down if the process is genuinely free and fair.
Mr Iddrisu, a former Minority Leader in Parliament, was speaking at the inauguration of the Upper East Regional Women’s Wing Working Committee on the theme: “Effective mobilization of the women’s front.
“2024 offers the NDC the best opportunity to recapture political power, and we all must endeavour to work to support John Dramani Mahama” – he noted.
The outspoken MP, however urged party foot soldiers not to be complacent but work and ensure that all 15 seats in the Region were captured for the NDC to form a majority in Parliament.
This he said will offer John Mahama, the needed support to implement proactive policies like the 24-hr economy proposal, to reverse the economic downturn through massive infrastructure development and job creation.
Mr Iddrisu said the credibility and sustainability of their message was important and called on all members of the NDC, especially its Communicators to trumpet the good messages and development projects undertaken by the Party in government over the years.
He emphasized that Mr Mahama, a former Vice President and President, is more experienced in governance, has good track record and would be the right Candidate to make Ghana a better place for the citizenry.
He called on the media to play its watchdog role, saying “You held NDC, John Mahama accountable, hold Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr Bawumia accountable to their duties, pledges and failures.
The MP for Pusiga, Madam Laadi Ayii Ayamba, who chaired the inaugural ceremony, said lessons learnt from the current hung Parliament calls for more work by the NDC to secure more seats come 2024.
“I want to plead with you. Do not let us get equal numbers again. Let us fight to get better numbers in Parliament. The current numbers are giving us a lot of issues.” – she said.
National Women’s Organizer of the NDC, Dr Hanna Louisa Bissiw, called for hard work, unity of purpose, vigilance, and an uncompromising attitude devoid of any form of intimation.
According to her, the NPP government usually adopted all forms of unfair ways and means to rig elections, “Now we will stop them. They should not think that we are joking, they have taken us for a ride for far too long.”
Dr Bissiw urged all Women Organizers of the Party and their Deputies across the country to campaign in every nook and cranny of all the Constituencies to propagate the message of the NDC, especially the ‘24-hour economy’ policy of the Party.