Tamale Central lawmaker, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has charged members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) not to lose focus of the intimidating tactics employed by ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He urges party members to unite and mobilize themselves within their branches, constituencies and region to wrestle power in 2020.
In a statement making rounds on the social media, the NDC MP said, it was the solemn duty and constitutional right to defend their lives and the country using the party structures to mobilize themselves to improve the party support base at the grassroots level.
The former Minister for Roads and Highways statement was in reference to the recent invitation of their NDC National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and as well as the shutdown of some radio stations affiliated to the party by the government.
Quoting a German Philosopher, Fredrick Nietzsche, Hon Inusah said, "What is required of us as a party is not to lose faith in the purpose of our existence as a political entity. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger."
Tracing similar intimidation tactics soon after the NDC lose power in 2000 to John Agyekum Kufour, the Tamale Central MP said, "In the year 2001, the attack on the party was more acute and pronounced. Our leaders were being routinely rounded up and persecuted.
"We suffered a miscarriage of justice. Our party was maligned and vilified. Many lost their lives out of shock. It was said that we'll never see power again. The faint-hearted crossed carpet and abandoned the NDC. But alas, we won elections 2004 but for want of vigilance," he added.
Inusah who is the Ranking member on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament, on that assertions charged the NDC to stand up and fight against political oppression as the NPP is doing everything possible to subdue the party in order that they could have a field day in the 2020 general elections.
"We are all witnesses to the brutal and wanton treatment of our National Chairman. We have seen what is happening to our mouthpieces, our eyes are not shut to the obnoxious policies being pursued by the Akufo-Addo government. We have a responsibility to resist the oppressors will," the NDC MP charged.
He rallies the party youth to fight on with serious mobilization strategies at the grassroots, nothing that, the NPP knew they have failed Ghanaians but are bent on using plan B, which is to intimidate the NDC and the electorate so they could sail through at the polls.
"We can only win the next year election if we are organised, determined and committed to the noble course of dislodging the NPP government from power. Therefore, the strategy is to go back to the grassroots and engage our support based, bring the issues to them and help them organize effectively," he further stated.
Inusah emphasised that, effective mobilization is what is needed within the party going into the general election, pointing out that, the flagbearer, the former President Mahama has shown the way and they must not wait for him to come round to their regions, constituencies and branches to mobilise people.