Flagbearer hopeful who doubles as the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has advised party supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), to bury their differences and support who ever emerges as candidate for 2020.
The legislator told a crowd of NDC supporters at a mini-rally at Asawasein the Ashanti Region on Saturday that, “The problems challenging Ghana, the problems challenging the NDC, the problems challenging the Asawase constituency are not for the faint-hearted. We need bold, courageous leadership to be able to solve the problems. What we are doing now in trying to reorganize the party is a family matter. We want everybody onboard. We want everybody to show love and loyalty to the NDC.”
“Competition is the spirit of democracy and so wherever there is competition, it’s a show of how competent or how better you are than your opponent. It is not a time for war; it is not a time for insults. This is the time you have to show commitment to the vision. And so whatever is happening in NDC should not discourage any persons, it’s a family contest. And I’m assuring you that whoever is elected the parliamentary candidate, the presidential candidate, we all have to give our 100% support to that person,” he added.
He also called on party supporters to prepare for victory 2020. He chided the NPP for lying its way into power, stating the NDC will win the 2020 polls to develop Ghana.
“We have one goal and that goal is that 2020 we must win the election. We are not just going to show Nana in 2020 we are going to win the election to develop mother Ghana. Politics is service to the people, if you deceive the people to win power it is like pregnancy, tomorrow it is the lies that will lead to your downfall. So I want to appeal to all of you in politics to let truth prevail. If you are leading people and the people don’t trust you, there is nowhere you can develop the people because leaders themselves don’t produce, it is the followers who work and produce,” he added.
Dignitaries present included Member Parliament for Odododiodioo, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, Member Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, Member Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, Member Parliament for Asawase, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak and other Members Parliament from the Minority side.