Flagbearer hopeful of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Prof. Joshua Alabi has pledged to build a strong bond between government, the party and the grassroots when he’s elected the President of Ghana.
According to him, his own research conducted revealed that there was a huge disconnect between the former NDC government under ex President John Mahama, the party and the grassroots which led to the party’s humiliating defeat in the 2016 general elections.
“My Presidency will see this gab being bridged to foster party cohesion. When I’m made President by the grace of God all my appointments will be made in consultation with the grassroots, the grassroots will be in the centre of governance under my rule. Every constituency will be well resourced and will each have a bank account with fixed deposits and the interests realized used in running the various constituencies. Also, I’ll ensure every constituency will have a party office to ensure the effective running of the party,” Prof. Alabi told host Henry Lord on Naagyei FM Monday.
Meanwhile, Prof. Alabi will file his nomination forms at the NDC party headquarters Monday afternoon to enable him contest the January 2019 primaries of the party and possibly the Flagbearer to lead the NDC into the 2020 elections.
Prof. Alabi, will have to beat seven other hopefuls to lead the NDC as they prepare to meet President Akufo-Addo and the ruling New Patriotic Party in next general elections.
Former President John Mahama, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, former NHIA Boss, Sylvester Mensah and former UPSA Vice Chancellor are all expected to also file their nomination forms today.