A flagbearer hopeful, Mr Sylvester Mensah, has taken a swipe at the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), for disappointing Ghanaians despite the assurances the elephant family gave Ghanaians in 2016.
Mr Mensah, speaking in an exclusive interview with Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, the difficulties Ghanaians are encountering have grown to an unbearable level hence the need for a new face to represent the NDC in order to clinch victory in 2020.
Describing himself as a foundation member of the NDC, Mr Mensah said he has been with the party since it was formed, has participated in all the various electoral processes that the party has witnessed and feels he is the only candidate who can win the presidential race for the NDC.
He cautioned delegates to desist from voting for a candidate who will only have an opportunity to rule for 4 years since that would be a useless exercise.
The party he noted will lose power in 2024 if it wins power in 2020 with Mahama because of he will just rule for 4 years.
For him, he is the only candidate with the skills to provide NDC with the policies to make it the preferred party.
He said the NDC has always been attractive depending on who leads the party.
The attractiveness of the party he said could be hinged on a party manifesto, the leadership of the party among things.
When asked if he agrees with the assertions that the party is not 100 percent attractive he said, there is no party anywhere in the world with 100 percent attractiveness because people belong to parties depending on their ideological backgrounds and differences on what path to take in discharging the same goals.
Mr Mensah stressed on the point that, the NPP has lost focus, disappointed Ghanaians and has become unattractive although it is in government.
‘’At the moment, it is quite clear that Ghanaians are fed up with the NPP. Ghanaians are frustrated, they have regretted voting for the NPP.’’
The NDC he explained was strong on the hard factors of governance, which was infrastructure and lacked the ability to discharge its duties on the soft factors including job creation, food and money in our pockets.
He was however to quick to add that, infrastructure is useful but without the compliment of the soft factors, it becomes useless.