The leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress has adopted a roadmap for the reorganisation of the party, pending approval by its National Executive Committee.
This comes on the back of the NDC’s unsuccessful election petition at the Supreme Court.
Although the election petition did not go as the NDC expected, the party still believes the 2020 polls were rigged in favour of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Tensions heightened in the NDC following its failure to snatch power from the NPP, which has been in power since 2017.
According to the NDC, the roadmap which was adopted at the party’s retreat, held in the Volta Region over the weekend, will be made public in the coming weeks.
“A roadmap for the reorganization of the party was adopted and will be announced in the coming weeks upon approval by the National Executive Committee of the party.”
“Party executives at the Branch and Constituency levels are directed to urgently begin holding regular weekly meetings and activate steps for mobilizing existing and new members,” a statement from the NDC noted.
The retreat was attended by the party’s flagbearer and running mate for the 2020 Presidential Election, the Functional Executive Committee, representation from the Council of Elders, Parliamentary Caucus Leadership, all 16 regional Chairmen and Secretaries and other leading members of the party.
The retreat was intended to assess the party’s performance in the 2020 general elections, strengthen the structures of the party and strategise on the reorganisation of the party for victory in the 2024 general elections.
The leadership of the NDC also used the meeting to thoroughly examine the role of the Electoral Commission, the military and other security agencies in the 2020 general elections.
“The leadership of the party resolved to immediately address the challenges that affected the party in the 2020 general elections, push for electoral reforms and embark on a series of programs to enhance party unity and rekindle the spirit of commitment and hard work among the rank and file of the party for the recapturing of power in 2024,” the statement added.
The statement, signed by the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, also urged the party’s Parliamentary Caucus to “work hard with a united purpose and hold the failed Akufo-Addo government accountable”.
“The leadership of the party urges all members and sympathizers of the party to actively participate in the reorganization program that will soon be rolled out by the party as we continue our quest to rescue Ghana from the clutches of the inept, deceitful and corrupt NPP/Akufo-Addo government and restore her back to the path of development, inclusion and progress,” the statement added.