National Chairman hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Hon. Nii Armah Ashietey has said politics is largely about the impacts politicians make on the people and not the other way round.
According to him, politicians must be able or be seen to be impacting positively by enhancing the living conditions of the people they are serving.
Hon. Nii Armah Ashietey made the observation when he received a delegation from the executives of the Kwabre East Constituency in the Ashanti Region of the NDC at his office in Accra.
The delegation was in Accra to express their heartfelt appreciation to the National Chairman hopeful for his support during the burial and final funeral rites of their late father and a staunch NDC member at Kwabre East in the Ashanti Region.
"I want to change the face of doing internal politics within the NDC hence my desire to bid for the NDC National Chairmanship. We need to change our ways and if given the nod by delegates I will ensure our great party has a new look."
He amongst other things mentioned the periodic training of party agents long before elections set in. "We must not wait for few months or weeks to elections before we start to train our party agents."
He stated, "If voted as the NDC National Chairman, I will ensure the party replicates what we did during my time as Korle Klottey Constituency MP, when periodic training were held for our party agents which helped us a lot.
“I am if the view that training of party agents must be conducted on continuous-basis but not to wait till few weeks or months to elections before we do that.”
He continued, "the NDC need to work hard to reclaim the governance of the country from the shambolic NPP under the leadership of President Akuffo Addo. The people are suffering dearly and they need a saviour to rescue them from the shackles of this current administration."
According to the former Korle Klottey MP, the NDC is the only party with the answers to the sufferings Ghanaians are currently facing. He noted that the Party must work hard to ensure victory in the 2024 general elections.
"We have learnt our lessons and when we come to power, I am hopeful we shall do far better than what this regime is doing. We have the capabilities to win the next elections even though it won’t come easy," he said.
He however cautioned that it seems the party is far behind in terms of preparations for the next elections. He therefore called on the NDC hierarchy to be up to the task by coming out with modalities needed to make the party members, especially the grassroots battle ready.
"NPP has made life difficult and must be kicked out and Ghanaians will not forgive us if we fail to vote NPP out. Gone are the days when elections are won at polling stations but the dynamics have changed now. We must therefore work hard and united in order to bring back NDC to power," hon. Nii Armah Ashietey pointed out.
He commended the delegation for their selfless dedication to the course of the NDC in the constituency and the Ashanti Region as a whole and urged them to continue to work hard and win more votes for the party in the region in 2024.
He therefore asked for their support to make his quest for national chairmanship a success in order to help revive the fallen image of the party in the country. “We must do our best to make Nii Armah Ashietey the National Chairman to change the face of the party. I know where our challenges are and we shall fix it”.
On his part, Nana Yaw Acheampong, the leader of the delegation was grateful to Nii Armah Ashietey and the entire NDC fraternity for the love and sympathies shown them during the burial and funeral rites of their late father.
He called on delegates to rally behind Nii Armah Ashietey to win the national chairmanship slot for the party to help change the old ways of doing things in the party.