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The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said it will be pushing for electoral reforms soon and embarking on a series of programmes to enhance its unity and rekindle the spirit of commitment and hard work among its rank and file toward recapturing power in 2024.

This was contained in a communiqué issued and signed by the party’s General Secretary, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, after a three-day retreat in Ho, Volta Region, to discuss the 2020 elections and the way forward.

Also, at the meeting, “a roadmap for the reorganisation of the party was adopted and will be announced in the coming weeks upon approval by the National Executive Committee of the party,” said the communiqué.

Party executives at the branch and constituency levels have also been directed to urgently begin holding regular weekly meetings and activate steps toward mobilising existing and new members.

The leadership of the NDC further urged all its members and sympathisers to actively participate in the reorganisation programme, “as we continue our quest to rescue Ghana from the clutches of the inept, deceitful and corrupt NPP/Akufo-Addo government and restore her to the path of development, inclusion and progress.”

Below is the full communique:

GHANA COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE END OF THE NDC’S POST ELECTION RETREAT

18TH APRIL, 2021.

The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), concluded a three (3)-day retreat in Ho, in the Volta region today, Sunday 18th April 2021. The retreat was attended by the party’s Flagbearer and Running Mate for the 2020 Presidential Election, the Functional Executive Committee, and representation from the Council of Elders, Parliamentary Caucus Leadership, all 16 regional Chairmen and Secretaries and other leading members of the Party.

This special programme was intended to assess the party’s performance in the 2020 general elections, strengthen the structures of the Party and strategize on the reorganization of the Party for victory in the 2024 general elections.

Also, the meeting thoroughly examined 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 programmes 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.

A roadmap for the reorganisation 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.

The NDC Parliamentary Caucus has been advised to work hard with a united purpose and hold the failed Akufo-Addo government accountable. The leadership of the party wishes to express our profound gratitude to the rank and file of the party for the hard work, dedication and commitment exhibited during the just-ended elections. Our deepest condolence goes to all the families of those who lost their lives in the defence of our democracy.

These great men and woman have attained martyrdom in the NDC and in our collective democratic pursuit, and the NDC will stop at nothing to seek justice for them. The leadership of the party urges all members and sympathisers of the party to actively participate in the reorganisation 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 to the path of development, inclusion and progress.

Signed.

Hon. Johnson Asiedu Nketia

General Secretary