Former president, John Dramani Mahama, has rejected claims that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) does not appeal to intellectuals in the country.
On the contrary, he said the NDC has a lot of intellectuals and professionals across every sector of the economy.
“The perception has always been that mass parties do not have intellectuals and academic firepower. I mean just a fraction of the members of the Pro Forum in this auditorium and the self-introductions that you made clearly shows that pound for pound, we have on the side of the NDC, sufficient intellectual and academic power to take on any party in this world, and we have proved it over the years,” he said.
The 2020 presidential candidate of the NDC said this when he spoke at the annual conference of the party’s Professionals Forum Annual Conference in Greater Accra on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
We’ll deploy educated personnel to monitor and police 2020 polls
Mr. Mahama at the conference also indicated that the NDC will deploy professionals and more educated personnel to monitor the 2024 elections at various levels.
According to him, a lot more expertise is required in many parts of the electoral process such as the collation of election results.
“We must ensure that we have more professionals and more educated people coming into play in respect of policing and monitoring the elections at the grassroots level. Collation of results is an important activity that the expertise that you people carry can help in terms of collating the party’s results in good times and also transmitting the result as most of you do in your professional work with information technology,” he added.