Accra, Nov 8, GNA - Opposition National
Democratic Congress (NDC) needs a new leader, ready to stand for truth,
honesty, hard work and self-discipline to return the party to government in
2020, Presidential aspirant Goosie Tanoh has said.
According to him, leadership was key in driving societal change and development and so delegates must carefully consider the choices available to them as the December 7 date for the presidential primaries election drew closer.
Speaking at separate meetings with delegates at Jirapa, Nandom, Dafiama-Bussie Issa, Wa West and Wa East during a campaign tour of the Upper West region, Mr. Goosie Tanoh called on delegates to choose a trustworthy leader like himself to give the NDC the victory members of party were yearning for in 2020.
He urged delegates to elect a decisive leader with vision and direction to turn around the dwindling election fortunes of the NDC which caused the party's defeat in 2016 elections.
He said it was possible for the opposition party to win back power, but noted that the party could only do that with a competent, principled and accountable new leader who has the trust of people especially floating voters.
Mr Tanoh while addressing delegates said ‘’let’s think with a new heart and win 2020 with a new leader’’ arguing that party members could not repeat same mistakes and expect to get a different result.
He urged party members to imbibe and cultivate, virtues of honesty, sacrifice, volunteerism and determination to build a mass political organisation that has the vision and wherewithal to lead Ghana out of the ‘’mess’’ created by politicians over the last few years.
He encouraged the delegates to make a right choice by voting massively for him as their flagbearer for the 2020 presidential elections.
Goosie Tanoh also campaigned against vote-buying, telling delegates about the evils of vote-buying and emphasised the need for delegates to shun any form of inducement to vote for a particular candidate.
He noted that the future of delegates and their dependents would be badly affected if they allowed selfish politicians to buy their conscience saying "don’t follow your stomach, as for the stomach if we follow it, we make lots of mistakes’’.
He repeated his earlier call on party members to pay their monthly dues to help finance activities of the party both in government and out of political power as a way to curb the trend of politicians using party finance as an excuse to be corrupt.
According Mr Tanoh, such moves could help resource less privileged members of the party to undertake communal education projects or serve as source of Revenue to set up small businesses for members of the party especially women.
Goosie Tanoh is currently embarking on a four-day campaign tour of the upper West region to woo delegates ahead of the election date.
He is contesting the election with 12 other aspirants including; former president John Dramani Mahama who led the NDC to its electoral defeat in 2016.