A flagbearer aspirant of the National Democratic Congress Party (NDC), Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, is promising to turn the party into an election-winning machine.
Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah said he will turn the “lame horse into a racehorse,” ahead of the 2020 general elections.
Dr Spio-Garbrah’s comment is in an apparent reference to former President Dramani Mahama’s figurative description of the NDC as ‘a lame horse’.
Dr Spio-Garbrah is recommending a careful re-organization and assessment of the NDC following the party’s defeat in the 2016 election.
“…for [the] people talking about leadership and the presidency, it’s absolutely premature. If you ride a lame horse into a race and you lose the race, your priority must be to cure the lameness of the horse”.
Dr Spio-Garbrah who was speaking in an interview with Adomonline.com said he has what it takes to turn the lame horse [NDC] into a racehorse.
In his view, the party whose credibility has been battered by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) needs serious rebranding to win the hearts of Ghanaians.
As a branding expert, the former Minister for Trade said he is the best candidate to lead the NDC in the 2020 elections.
He stated that a new wind of change has started from the bottom and would continue through the rank and file of the party.
“The NDC is looking for fresh blood and it has started from the constituency and regional elections. I know there will be a lot of changes at the National headquarters” he added.
Dr Spio-Garbrah says he is the NDC‘s best chance if delegates really want to see the NDC winning power in 2020.