The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress ( NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, projected that on December 7, the party would win the presidential elections by 57 per cent.
He said the forecast was based on the political proposals of the party found in the People’s Manifesto, which were superior and resonated with the people well.
At the opening of the Cadres and NDC Activists Conference in Tamale on Saturday, Mr. Asiedu Nketiah claimed this in a speech read on his behalf by Mr. Sylvester Mensah, a leading member of the NDC.
Organized with the help of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, a German organisation, and attended by NDC Cadres from the five northern regions, the one-day conference was to take stock of the national democratic movement to date and map out plans for the way forward for the victory of the party in December.
The theme was: “Building the Ideological Potential of Progressive Politics Cadres in Ghana.”
In response to COVID-19 hardships, Mr Asiedu Nketiah listed some of the NDC 2020 manifesto promises, including free primary health care, free TVET Education from the second cycle to tertiary stage, absorption of half of the school fees of tertiary students next year, among others, saying they were progressive and responded to the school fees of tertiary students.
On December 7, in a heatedly fought election, the nation goes to the polls, where incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo, on the New Patriotic Party ticket, is seeking re-election and former President Mahama, on the NDC ticket, is staging a comeback.
There will also be a total of 275 Members of Parliament elected on that day.
By voting for the NDC to ensure fair opportunities for all, Mr Asiedu Nketiah called on the citizenry to remove the government from power.
He called on the NDC Cadres to close their ranks and to work for the complete mobilisation of all people in order to enable the party to win the elections in a resounding way.
Mr John Mahama, the NDC’s flagbearer, whose message was conveyed by Alhaji Hudu Yahaya, a leading member of the NDC, said that a great deal of work had to be done at the grassroots level, calling on the NDC cadres to use their power to count the party’s votes at the lower level.
He acknowledged the political consciousness of the NDC Cadres and encouraged them to volunteer themselves during the elections as polling agents to ensure that the party was not robbed during the polls.
Mr. Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere, Cadres Group Coordinator and NDC Conference of Activists, said the government’s actions were pretty detrimental to the people who were yearning for change. He called upon the Cadres to help the party’s campaign activities effectively.