An aspiring presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin has prophesised that the party will win the 2020 elections saying it will be a do-and-die-matter.
He said the NDC is rebranding itself to recapture power from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) whiles he runs the affairs of the country as the President.
Speaking with Austine Woode on Abusua FM’s ‘Ghana Amamuo’, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli Kaleo constituency indicated that he wants to climb up the political ladder by being the first gentleman of the land.
The flagbearer hopeful said he intends to contest when the NDC opens nominations expressing hope that he wins the primaries to be flagbearer of NDC and later the President of Ghana after the 2020 elections.
Touching on NDC’s miserable loss during the 2016 elections, the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament said the loss was shocking to ‘political novices and those who had no eyes to see’.
According to him, they have learnt to revitalise, rebrand the party to make it appealing to the electorate.
‘…the way things went, particularly getting to the last two years of the NDC’s government, some of us were not shocked about the loss, because it seemed we had erred in so many ways, we have learnt our lessons, and I believe what our former President John Dramani Mahama did was the right thing, being the leader to accept that it was because of his leadership that we lost the elections, that is what a good leader should do and he has done it…So 2020 is a do and die matter I can tell you, we will win 2020 elections, I want to repeat it we will win 2020 elections, which will mean a lot not just for NDC but for mother Ghana,’ he envisaged.
Mr Bagbin said those at the grassroots levels are still loyal and committed to seeing the party bounce back to power.
The outspoken lawmaker asserted that the presidential candidate who wins the party’s primaries will join forces with the losers to push the party forward.
‘… its important we reach out to the grassroots and mobilse those who call themselves footsoldiers,’ he stated.
The lawmaker who has been in the House for so many years said the parliamentary journey has been rough but he seeks satisfaction in the developments he has churned out in his constituency.