The General Secretary of the People's National Convention, Mr. Gabriel Pwamang has said the prevailing political and socio-economic conditions in the country have set the stage for the PNC to capture power in next year's general election.
Speaking to the GNA in Bolgatanga, Mr. Pwamang indicated that both the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) had disappointed Ghanaians by failing to liberate them from economic hardships.
He said the NDC was voted out of power because of its failure to solve the problems confronting the people and its inability to check corruption.
"Ghanaians voted the NPP to power in 2000 with the hope that the Party could alleviate their suffering, but it is obvious that this expectation has not been met," he said.
He said Ghanaians had tested the NDC and the NPP, and had come to the realisation that neither of the two could bring about the better living conditions they envisaged.
"The only party that can redeem the people from their present plight is the PNC," he declared.
Mr. Pwamang explained that from the experiences derived from the regimes of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Hilla Limann, the PNC when voted to power would be capable of solving the nation's problems through competence, pragmatic programme and workable policies.
He said Ghanaians had suffered very much in the hands of corrupt and inefficient leaders and that the time was ripe for a change.
The General Secretary assured Ghanaians that when the party was voted to power, the economy would become robust. "Farm inputs would be subsidized, Ghanaians would manufacture and consume their own local products and export some for foreign exchange," he promised.
He appealed to PNC party executives and supporters to renew their loyalty, and to aim at winning more people to enable it capture power in 2008.
He assured the party executives and supporters that unlike the past, the party was now financially sound and would soon provide them with more logistics to discharge their campaign duties effectively.
Mr. Pwamang commended party executives and supporters for working hard, which culminated in the party capturing the Bolgatanga Central and Zebilla parliamentary seats during the 2004 elections, and urged them to ensure that they retained those seats next year.