Former Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) Koku Anyidoho says the party will no longer allow “strangers” to manage its campaign again.
According to him, the party allowed strangers who lacked understanding of the philosophy of the patty to manage it its campaign despite the existing structures.
“What message did we use to campaign, was it a strong message ? Which people led the campaign in 2016, are we going to use the same tactics while we have cadres, party executives, National Executives yet the campaign was run by people who had no understanding of the Party’s Philosophy and History ,No! So never again will we put our campaign in the hands of strangers”.
He added “for celebrities,Yes, we enjoy their music and movies but never again should we hand over NDC’s campaign to celebrities, if they want to be part of the party, they should go and join the branches”.
The former Director of Communications at the Presidency under the late John Evans Atta Mills said in Koforidua Saturday in an interview with the media at the sidelines of National Cadres conference being held in collaboration with the Fredrich- Elbert Stefftung for the Southern Sector under the theme :Re-Tracing the Spirit of Probity and Accountability -The Role of Cadres.
A former Minister of Justice and Attorney General Obed Yao Asamoah on his part reminded party members to be mindful of the need to remember the grounds on which the party was formed.
He called on the party to raise enough funds to run its activities in order to prevent the monetisation in the party.
“There is no virtue in the poverty. Look at you so many of you are old cadres who have worked for the party but there is nothing to show for it .There is no reward for it because we have never been able to organize a situation whereby we have resources to take care of our people. And we have situation that even within the party if somebody wants to lead the party he got to be able to have his own resources to campaign to lead the party. We should by now develop resources for the party so that we choose candidates on the basis of their quality and not on the basis of the money they have”.
Former Eastern Regional Minister Comrade Antwi Bosiako stated that the ruling government’s policies are “hurting more people than helping to make the NPP very unpopular day by day”.
He admonished the party to go back to its root of probity and accountability make Ghanaians trust the NDC like they used to in the past.
Present at the Conference are some bigwigs of the party including Alhaji Huudu Yaaya, Goosie Tannoh , Kofi Ator and Joyce Bawa Mogtari who represented former President John Dramani Mahama.