“I Do Not Fit Into The Geo-political Chemistry But Will Keep My Eyes On The Ball" - Minority Leader
As the race for the position of running mate in the largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) gets hotter, Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has revealed although he is not fit for the competition, he will not stop keeping his eyes on the ball.
According to Mr. Iddrisu, he is still growing systematically in the party.
Speaking on an Accra based television station on Wednesday, the Minority Leader said “I will walk in grace and to where Allah will prepare for me in the right time. I do not fit into the geopolitical chemistry surrounding it. I am growing systematically but will keep my eyes on the ball”
He added the NDC is not in a haste to disclose its running mate adding the pandemic has brought many activities to a stand-still.
He further stressed although candidate Mahama knows who his running mate is, there is no need outdooring him whiles the country is fighting a deadly pandemic.
He hinted he is previewed to some discussions and information adding it will be unfair on his part to speak on it.
“We are optimistic in our success in election 2020. He made only one term and he is going to depend on the people. We will vindicate him. We need to be united as a party and that we will do so as a team” he noted.
He reiterated that despite losing by 50 votes, he is happy the party through its efforts has re-united with 47.
The MP for Tamale South assured party faithful that the grounds are furtile for NDC to win the upcoming December election.
Speaking on measures to combat the novel coronavirus in the country, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu called on the public to join forces and fight the pandemic like war.
He said the virus is the country’s common enemy adding it is the duty of all to join in the eradictation.
Mr. Iddrisu said “Ghanaians must join Government in a collective effort in the fight against the virus. The public to join force and fight the virus like war”
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South also revealed that he is disappointed Government is distributing some stimulus packages to its people.
“Government must see to it that the stimulus packages it is providing serves all Ghanaians and not members of the NPP party only” he noted.
He also called on the Election Commission chair, Madam Jean Mensah to be fair in her dealing stressing that the NDC cannot stop the them (EC) from embarking on its duties.
“The Electoral Commission cannot complete this before the ending of June. The EC rushed in this move and let us hope it does not cause constitutional chaos and crisis in the country” he disclosed.
He also mentioned that the EC chair should be summoned to answer how she acquired Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) adding she will be made to disclose where, how and who funded its purchase.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith