NDC UK/Ireland Chairman, Alhaji Alhassan Mbalba has articulated why he should be retained in the upcoming NDC UK/Ireland chapter elections.
In an interview on NFM radio on Thursday 10th November, the host, Mansa Musa, did a fantastic job by asking the questions on the minds of most delegates in the run up to the chapter elections in December.
The first on the list of questions during the interview was on probity and accountability. Chairman Mbalba emphasised that accountability has always been a virtue he embraced wholeheartedly even before taking up any leadership role in the NDC.
Alhaji Alhassan Mbalba further expatiated on the level of transparency he has ensured under his leadership on the issue of finance within the rank and file of the chapter. For the first time in the history of the chapter, his administration appointed an internal auditor as stipulated in the NDC’s Constitution to audit the chapter’s accounts independently.
This according to chairman Mbalba were some of the policies he rolled out to ensure the membership were confident about what monies were collected for the chapter.
Mansa Musa asked why his position is being contested by many this year in the upcoming chapter elections if all these measures were put in place and made known to all his chapter members. Chairman Mbalba opined that due to his good works and achievements, the chapter has now become so attractive that everyone feels it's an easy office to run.
Chairman Mbalba added that he has expanded the branches within the UK since he took over and this has transformed into an accelerated increment in terms of recruitment drive.
Chairman Mbalba cited several occasions when instead of his detractors working with him chose to work against him especially when collective decisions in a meeting were not in support of their whim and caprice. According to Chairman Mbalba, this anti-party behaviour could have easily divided the chapter if not for his years of experience in party politics and leadership qualities.
Alhassan Mbalba admonished his sympathisers and supporters not to be perturbed and swayed by all those blowing hot air, dragging his hard-earned reputation into the mud and very often attacking his persona. He embraces all that is being said as he appreciates, they are inevitable casualties that come with the job as chairman of the NDC UK/Ireland chapter.
Chairman Mbalba further intimated that whiles most of his contenders were actively campaigning and often maligning him, he still had an office to run as chapter chairman and an election to win.
In summing up reasons why he should be retained, the chairman stated that "you don’t change an experienced driver that is already chauffeuring his people to the promised land for an inexperienced one on the basis of trial and error."
Chairman Mbalba asked the delegates to vote based on experience, leadership and accountability which is what he basically brings to the table having served the good people of NDC UK/Ireland chapter diligently.