Former President John Dramani Mahama has assured delegates of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), that he will prevent any attempt by his opponents to rig the 2020 polls.
He promised to resource the party and mobilise his party people to prevent all forms of manipulations by his political opponents.
Delivering a speech at the Trade Fair in Accra after submitting his nomination forms on Monday December 17, 2018, the former president indicated that he would place vigilance on voter registration, vigilance on voting day, vigilance on results collation and vigilance on all forms of electoral manipulation by our opponents.’’
He also promised to use the party’s structures to the fullest.
Mr Mahama also pledged to commit to party discipline and make the party supreme at all time adding, ‘’to make the party supreme is to respect the grassroots of our party, to give hour and recognition where it is due, to let our decisions and actions reflect the broader long-term interest of all segments of the party. We make the party supreme when we accord respect to one another and are each other’s keeper.’’
“I will place emphasis on vigilance with voter’s registration, vigilance on polling day, vigilance in results collation and vigilance against all forms of electoral manipulation by the NPP government.
I will continue to commit myself to party discipline and to make the party supreme at all times.
To make the party supreme is to respect the grassroots, to give honour and recognition where it is due, and let our decisions and actions reflect the broader long-term interests of all segments of the party. We make the party supreme when we accord respect to one another and be each other’s keeper.
I will continue to treat all fellow aspirants with decorum because when it is all said and done, we will need each other.
I commit myself to a programme of mentorship to prepare our youth for positions of responsibility and develop the next generation of NDC leaders.
I will work with the party school to deepen understanding of our ideology of social democracy to inform policy, behavior and attitudes,” portions of the speech read.