Sunyani, Oct. 31, GNA – Mr. Bernard Mornah, General Secretary, People's National Congress(PNC), at the weekend cautioned the National Democratic Congress(NDC) and the New Patriotic Party(NPP), the two biggest parties in Ghana, to prepare for a fierce battle in next year's general election as the PNC was preparing to dislodge.
The PNC, he stated, would not waste time indulging in any blame game which he said is a noted characteristic of the two parties when they assume power but would rather concentrate on solving the numerous socio-economic problems facing Ghanaians.
“There is massive unemployment, poor infrastructure. Government can't abdicate its role but must take centre stage in the development of the country”, he added.
He said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani at the Party's regional congress held in Sunyani to elect new regional executives to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.
Mr. Mornah, who is also gunning to be retained as the General Secretary of the Party during their National Delegates Congress scheduled for November 25, in Sunyani promised to make the party more dynamic, introduce ICT and continue to propagate party ideas in all fronts with a renewed energy.
When asked why he intended to contest in the election for the second time, he replied that it was due to the undying spirit of party members who ins pite of political victimization had stayed with the Party for years, that drives and continue to motivate him.
“Some of these members are still loyal to the party even when they have lost their businesses and jobs they continue to be indomitable”, he stated.
He stated that the PNC was not divided but had peculiar problems like any other human institution and was determined to solve such problems and co-exist and address the pit falls.
Mr. Mornah emphasized his decision to stand for re-election was not borne out of selfish interest as was the perception of some but driven by the agenda to lead the country out of wants and urged Ghanaians to look up to an energized and revitalized party.
The congress saw the election of Mr. Boye Bonneh Dennis Thomas, as the new regional chairman of the part.
He polled 58 out of 43, to beat his rival Kwasi Nana Kyeremeh, the incumbent or out-going regional chairman.
Mr. Benjamin Ricco, won 67 votes to overcome Peter Kavari, who polled 34 out of the total votes cast for the position of regional organiser.
Mr. Mohammed Al-Bashir polled 90 votes to beat Joseph Nana Nsiah who got 11 votes for the post of regional treasurer.
Mr. Abdul Nurudeen won the position of publicity secretary when he had 97 votes to beat Abdullah Haruna who got four, whilst Victoria Owusuaa polled 97 of the total votes cast to beat Quainoo Mary who got 3 votes for the position of women's organiser.
Mr. Bauh Inusah, was elected unopposed as the regional secretary for the party as well as Mr. Mohammed Musah, Assistant Secretary;, Abiba Mumuni, Deputy Women's Organiser; Dramani Abdul Rashid; regional youth organiser; Mr. James Ayambillah, deputy youth organiser.
Mr. Bauh Inusah, regional secretary, expressed regret that some past executives did not live up to expectation and were obstacles to the forward march of the party.
He appealed to leadership of the Party to go ahead with the unity talks with the CPP and if possible change the symbols and names of the two parties (PNC and CPP) in order to make the proposed merger attractive to Ghanaians.
Mr. Kwasi Nana Kyeremeh, outgoing chairman, said he would support the new executives with his ideas and experience.