The Member of Parliament for Cape Coast South, George Kweku Ricketts-Hagan has admonished the delegates of the NDC not to settle for a spent force who cannot win the party political power in the 2020 elections.
The one-time deputy minister for finance who also became a deputy minister of trade and finally the Central regional minister opined that for the opposition party to make any meaningful impact in the next elections, the party must select a new leader.
“For the party to win power, there is the need to elect a new leader, a new general with a new vision. We lost an election with President Mahama, and if we are to put up a better challenge, we must change him” the soft-spoken Ricketts-Hagan stated.
The presidential aspirant was on Citi FM’s Point Blank show with Umaru Sanda when he made these comments.
When asked if the NDC can win the next elections with Mahama as flagbearer, Mr. Ricketts-Hagan said he wasn’t sure since Ghanaians do not vote for a party over its past record but what the party can do for them if they are voted for.
Mr. Ricketts-Hagan also pointed out that no single individual can solve all the challenges in our country, therefore, he cannot understand why ex-president Mahama wants to contest once again.
He also suggested that the party should look beyond the next elections as that would not augur well for well-being of the party’s future. He charged the party members to vote for a futuristic candidate instead of a candidate that cannot go beyond one term as president.