The Greater Accra and Central regional executives of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) have declared their unanimous support for President John Evans Atta Mills in his bid for a second term.
The decision was taken after a meeting of the regional executives and some NDC Members of Parliament on Thursday April 14, Mr Daniel Ade Coker, Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC, told Citi News, while a statement copied to Citifmonline.com and signed by Samuel Adu Yeboah, Regional Chairman, declared the support of the Central region NDC.
The latest endorsements come on the heels of two earlier ones, from the Ashanti and Volta regions. Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, a likely contestant in the NDC flag bearer slot, announced her resignation as a Vice Chairman of the NDC to “put a few things right” in her plan to contest the NDC flagbearship on Wednesday April 13, 2011.
According to Mr Ade Coker, “we (NDC) have a winning team and we don’t need to change the winning team mid stream. We thought that the Better Ghana Agenda we promised the Ghanaian populace in the last election must be on course and the executives and the delegates of the NDC in the region accordingly came this morning to declare this intention”.
Mr. Ade Coker, who doubles as the National Chairman of the Regional Chairmen of the NDC told Citi News “we feel that without President Mills, the NDC does not have a winning team and we need to support the President to complete his four year mandate and the good people having seen what he has done, give him another four years to prosecute the Better Ghana Agenda”.
Parts of the statement from the Central region read “We the Regional and Constituency Executives as well as the Regional Women’s Wing and the Youth Wings of the Party do hereby declare our unflinching support for His Excellency the President, Prof. John Evan Atta Mills, Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces and Leader of the National Democratic Congress.
“As Parliamentarians, District Chief, Executives, Party Activists and Executives in the region we wish all delegates who will be voting at the congress to vote for continuity which means voting for the President and his Vice.” The statement was signed by the regional chairman on behalf of the Regional Executive Committee
Regional and Constituency executives of the party in the Ashanti Region declared their support for President Mills on Tuesday April 12 after an emergency meeting on Friday April 8 and has the backing of the Regional Minister, District and Metropolitan Chief Executives.
The party’s executives in the Volta Region also declared their support for President Mills’ second term bid on Tuesday April 12, ahead of the party’s primaries slated for July 8 – 10th to pick a suitable candidate for the 2012 elections. Executives in other regions are also gearing up to declare their support as well, hints picked up by Citifmonline.com indicate.