Dr Ekow Spio-Garbrah, one of the presidential aspirants of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has suggested the party looks for the founder and leader, former President Jerry John Rawlings to join the 2020 electioneering campaign.
He pointed out that the party must do a critical search and find out why former President Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings had moved away from NDC activities over the past years, which contributed to the defeat of the party in the 2016 elections.
Dr Spio-Garbrah made the suggestion when he addressed delegates from Agona East, Agona West and Gomoa Central constituencies, as part of his tour of the Central Region to campaign for votes at Agona Swedru.
He noted that former President Rawlings still believed in the principles of probity, accountability and integrity, which to him, is the greatest panacea for the NDC to win power, but that had eluded the party.
Dr Spio-Garbrah made reference to the Bible to buttress his case by saying, “God gave mankind 10 commandants to follow in order to become successful in life, if you fail in one of them,the consequence may visit you and you will suffer.”
“These core values that inspired the former President to form NDC has become a mirage, it is time party members do soul searching, find out reasons behind the founder and wife distancing themselves from the party.”
Dr Spio-Garbrah said he stood tall among all the presidential candidates of the party because he had contested the race before and people know his capacity to deliver.
“As a communication expert, so many strategies will be put in place to empower women and youth wings, especially at the grassroots level, the NDC lost miserably in 2016 because the grassroots were neglected, hence the apathy that hit the party.
“No corruption, malfeasance and bribery scandalous charges were made against me during my tenure in office, both in Ghana and abroad, that qualifies me as the best candidate to lead NDC in 2020 elections,” he touted.
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