Mr Goosie Tanoh, Flagbearer hopeful of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said efforts at rebuilding the NDC on stronger foundations will not be an easy task.
He however, said he was prepared to make the needed sacrifice to build the party.
He expressed optimism that it was possible for the NDC to rise up again from its recent shambolic performance and return the party into its glorious winning ways, when the NDC won presidential elections with 57 and 56 percent of total national election votes.
Speaking to TEIN-NDC during a campaign tour of the Upper West region, Goosie Tanoh a founding member of the NDC, tasked the students to be worthy ambassadors of change in their communities to lead the process of ‘’resuscitating broken’’ NDC party.
He encouraged them to strive to win the fight against corruption which was gaining grounds in Ghanaian politics.
He bemoaned the dwindling election fortunes of the party in recent years which he said culminated into the unprecedented defeat of the party during the 2016 presidential election which the NDC lost with over one million votes.
He said ‘’ I have to be very honest with you, for us to reverse the trend, it’s going to be very hard, we will have to sweat seriously’’.
He was quick to add that the masses would willingly sacrifice to help reshape the destiny of the country if ‘’our leaders show sign to do the right thing’’.
‘’I believe with your support, we can do it again with me as your flagbearer, I believe in you’’. Mr. Goosie Tanoh told the students.
He noted that politics was a hard work that involved a concerted effort to win the people’s trust by opposing corruption within or outside the party.
He warned the NDC against wishful thinking that the ruling New Patriotic Party would be voted out of power because of its failures.
Goosie Tanoh entreated party supporters across the country to work their hearts out to restore the integrity of the party to enable the NDC recapture political power from the president Akuffo Addo led NPP government.
Meeting party elders, most of who were cadres, past government appointees or long serving regional and constituency executives of the party., Mr. Goosie Tanoh assured that their ‘’hard labour’’ in the party would not be wasted should he get the nod to lead the party into the 2020 elections.
The NDC cadres in return gave Mr. Goosie Tanoh their support and blessing assuring him that they were in support of his candidature.