Minority Leader of Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, says he wants former President John Mahama to return as flagbearer, and hopefully become President after the 2024 elections.
He further stressed that the key strategy for the party to secure victory in 2024, is to be extra vigilant at various polling stations in the country.
Mr. Iddridu is therefore charging party loyalists to open their eyes against electoral tactics that will cause the National Democratic Congress(NDC) to lose.
“The NDC will call for greater transparency, especially at the collation of the results. Zero-tolerance for 2024 will be our declaration, and we will police the ballot. I always say that for persons who love President Mahama and want his return just as I want, go to your polling station and make sure he wins. Nothing more. If he wins at the 33,000 polling stations, he will be the next President of the Republic”, Haruna Iddrisu disclosed this to the Media.
“It is not about running to take photographs with him, thinking that is how you are contributing to the success of the NDC. I don’t think going to take pictures with him means he has won. I think we should go back to our roots as NDC with operation win-your-ballot-box”, he added.
Although John Mahama has not made his plans with the party known, there appear to be signs indicating a possible comeback.
The former President Mahama recently embarked on a ‘Thank You’ tour across the country to thank those who voted for him and his party in the previous election although he lost.
On one of his trips, John Dramani Mahama said his party will be extra vigilant at the polls during the 2024 Presidential elections. He used the phrase ‘do or die’, which has triggered bullets of condemnation and commendation alike.
The former President said the NDC won the 2020 parliamentary and presidential elections but was robbed of victory.
“The 2020 elections were rigged for the NPP. We have however accepted the ruling of the Supreme Court for the sake of peace. However, come 2024, the NDC will be extra vigilant at the polling stations because that is where the elections are won. So at the polling station [in the next election], it will be ‘do or die’. I am not saying all ‘die be die’. I’m saying it will be ‘do or die’ because the right thing must be done,” John Mahama has said.
The NDC has also stated that the party will position professionals at various polling stations to monitor the 2024 general elections.