Abu to contest NDC National Vice-Chairmanship position
A former Western Regional Minister, Dr Frank John Abu, has declared his intention to contest the National Vice-Chairmanship position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He said aside the qualification to contest the vice-chairmanship position, his vast experience positioned him as the best among the other contenders.
Dr Abu said the experience he had acquired over the years was what the NDC needed to improve upon its performance in readiness for the 2012 elections.
He said he was aware that elections were not won at the national level and that it was important to note that the people at the constituencies and polling stations were important to the success of the party.
Dr Abu said if elected, he would take care of the foot soldiers to ensure that the situation where it was difficult for the party to get polling agents became a thing of the past.
He said the goal of the NDC was not only to win power, but win, retain and continue, and therefore there was the need for an experienced team to steer the party on the path of constant victory.
Dr Abu said it was important for the party structures to be made stronger at the constituency and polling station levels to make everyone feel a part of the team.
He said conditions in some of the constituencies were very bad, and that it was important that “we look for a unifier, a brother, a father, approachable person and team player to move us in the direction we want to go".
He called for fairness and brotherliness to ensure that the party emerged the winner at the delegates congress.
The Western Regional Executive of the party commended Dr Abu for his personal efforts to ensure that the party's eight seats were increased.
"We trust that the same way you steered the affairs of the party in the region until our victory in 2008, you will bring that to bear on the party at the national level, where you will have a bigger platform," they said.