The Majority leader in Parliament Alban Bagbin is urging members of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to be vigilant on elections day in order to retain the party in power.
According to him, regardless of what the party does in government to improve the lot of Ghanaians, lack of vigilance on voting day can cost them the elections.
Speaking at a party workshop in Koforidua in the Eastern region Thursday, the Nadowli-Kaleo MP said signals are clear that 2016 will not be an “easy year”.
“…Let’s be very careful about what we say or what we don’t say. Because speech is not only words…It is very important to our winning the elections, but the only effective instrument to winning elections is vigilance.
“You can make the laws, you can put the systems in place, you can do everything but if you are not vigilant you cannot win the elections. You don’t win elections through the Electoral Commission and courts never win elections for anybody,” he said.
Bagbin also assured members of the party that the parliamentary caucus of the party will work to maintain their numerical strength over the opposition in the upcoming elections.
Ghana goes to the polls to elect a president and parliamentarians in November. Political watchers say the presidential race is a straight contest between President John Mahama and the New Patriotic Party’s Nana Akufo-Addo, who is making a third attempt at the Presidency.