The Eastern Regional Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Haruna Apau Wiredu has served notice to contenders of former president John Mahama never to step foot in the region.
“Honestly, I will fiercely resist and work against such persons should they even try to avail themselves to come and disturb the terrain because going into 2020 we need a united force, we need a common vision, we need a common purpose, we need a common understanding just to ensure that at the end of the day our mission will be accomplished,” Wiredu told a section of the media on Monday.
According to him, as a regional organizer hopeful, he will not allow any individual to create cracks and division within the party.
“If I am the next organizer why do I sit down because the point is as the next organizer you are the field Marshall on the ground and any act or move that has the potential to create deep cracks, problems on the ground, to create factions, to create disaffection clearly for me I will crash that system.
“I am all for those who will ensure a democratic endorsement for President John Dramani Mahama so that he can secure victory for us,” Wiredu stressed in Koforidua at an event to officially declare his intention to contest the Regional Organizer position.
His comment follows former President Mahama’s open bid to lead the party in the 2020 elections. He has to beat other flagbearer hopefuls such as Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah, Sylvester Mensah, Alban Bagbin and Prof. Joshua Alabi.
However, the Eastern Regional Youth Organizer of the NDC said the party is not ready to experiment with the 2020 election with a new face. He said Mahama had no choice than to contest because he is the sole personality capable of leading the party to victory in 2020.
“The party is not ready to experiment the 2020 election, the party is not interested and the party is not ready for anybody who will crisscross our way in terms of denying us opportunity to secure a resounding victory for NDC come 2020.”