Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), left Accra on Tuesday for Toronto, Canada and the USA for a 10 day tour during which he would inaugurate NDC branches there.
He told newsmen in a pre-departure interview that he would inaugurate the Toronto branch of the NDC on Saturday, May 17 and proceed to inaugurate that of the Tri-State, which is Washington, Virginia and Maryland on Saturday, May 24.
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo said the visit would afford him the opportunity to organise capacity building meetings with members of the NDC branches in those states and to brief them on the successful and captivating launching of the party’s campaign during which Professor Evans Attah Mills flag-bearer of the NDC introduced his running mate, John Dramani Mahama .
He said he would urge the overseas members to support the party to sustain the tempo of NDC’s campaign to ensure that victory smiled at them during and after Election 2008.
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo said he would explain to them why the party has adopted some policy decisions and why it was not going to engage in comparing of records campaign and why the party would like to tackle issues based on scientific analysis. He said, though Ghanaians were eagerly expecting the NDC to assume the reins of power to give them relief from their current predicaments, the party would all the same need to organise and carry its messages to the people with a bottom to top approach where decisions would be that of the collective.
The party, he said, would not deviate from its social democratic philosophy which was the surest means to ensure the faster and total development of the country.