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12.10.2008 Politics

Entrust Governance To Dr Mahama — Mornah

Mr Bernard Mornah, General Secretary of the People's National Convention (PNC), is calling on supporters of the party and Ghanaians to entrust the governance of the nation to the party's flag bearer, Dr Edward Nasigre Mahama.

He said among the four leading aspirants vying for the presidency, three had had the chance to play leading roles in the affairs of the nation, stressing that from their performances, they had proved that they had nothing new to offer Ghanaians.

Speaking to women organisers of the party drawn from the Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions, at a two–day strategic workshop on effective leadership, Mr Mornah said the party's chances of regaining power in the upcoming general election were brighter than before but cautioned members against complacency.

The theme for the workshop, which was sponsored by the Netherlands Institute for Multi-party Development and the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) was “Mobilising PNC women for effective leadership”.

The PNC General Secretary, drew attention to the fact the two leading parties, the NPP and the NDC, had both served two consecutive terms in office, adding that Ghanaians had seen what they could offer them.

The CPP's candidate, he said, had had the opportunity to serve in various ministerial positions and had proved what he had in stock for the nation.

He argued that the time had come for Ghanaians to try a fresh personality in the person of Dr Mahama to transform the fortunes of the nation.

Mr Mornah said the major problems facing people from the north, especially the youth, were unemployment and poverty and said if elected into power, the PNC would tackle them and also focus on agriculture and education in the area.

He said also that a PNC led government would chart a good future for the country, something, the other aspirants failed to do during their stints in power.

The Upper East Regional Women's Organiser of the PNC, Ms Stella Saaka, said the party was poised to win the upcoming elections and urged all its supporters to forge ahead in unity to campaign for votes.

Story by Benjamin Xornam Glover

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