Minority Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South Constituency, Haruna Iddrisu has urged the rank and file of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to put the painful 2016 defeat of the party behind them and focus on 2020.
Addressing the Tertiary Educational Institutions Network (TEIN), a student’s wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Bagabaga College of Education on Sunday, he urged members of the party to come out of the shock of the defeat and marshal efforts into becoming stronger for the 2020 polls.
“Let me use this opportunity to urge you to put behind the 2016 and the consequence and the actions of our collective acts of omissions and commissions that contributed to the defeat of the party in the 2016 elections.
Let us take consolation in the fact that it is when there is wrong we appreciate right. It affords us the opportunity to assess evaluate the performance of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its government against our own, the NDC.
Therefore let the focus on 2020 and how we all collectively prepare to wrestle power from the NPP government”, he disclosed.
President Akufo-Addo garnered 5, 716, 609 votes, representing 53.84 percent to snatch the presidency from former President John Mahama who secured 4,713,277 votes, representing 44.40 percent. The NDC also lost more than 40 parliamentary seats to the NPP, which gave the latter majority in Parliament. Akufo-Addo won the election after a third term bid.