As the National Democratic Congress (NDC) goes to the polls to elect National Executives on November 17, 2018, delegates have been urged to look beyond monetary gains and elect competent leader.

Flagbearer aspirant, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah in his goodwill message said the NDC needs “battle ready” national executives to face the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 general elections.

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Delegates from all 275 constituencies will assemble at the Trade Fair Centre in the Greater Accra region to perform a very important democratic function on behalf of party constituents.

This would be followed by the flagbearership elections contest later in December this year. The outcome of these conferences will go a long way in determining the future direction of the party.

To ensure the consolidation and re-invigoration of our party, Dr. Spio-Garbrah urged delegates to listen to their constituents and elect persons of integrity who genuinely have the party at heart.

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Addressing the media in Accra, the flagbearer hopeful cautioned delegates not to compromise on the core values of the party and its principles of probity and accountability.

He also advised them to resist the influence of money and material inducements from those who are more interested in themselves and their selfish interests than in building a strong and effective party.

“Look beyond money and gifts and elect fresh, committed, battle ready executives who uphold the principles of the NDC which probity, accountability and social justice” he stated.

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Dr. Spio-Garbrah bemoaned the monetization of the internal selection process in the NDC that he says has adversely affected the fortunes of the party.

He underscored the need for delegates use the outcome of the branch, constituency and regional elections as a yardstick to elect fresh blood to steer the affairs of the NDC.