The National Chairman of the National Democratic (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has urged members of the NDC to adopt “Break the 8” as its battle cry for the 2024 general election.
“We have to break the eight years of high unemployment, we have to break eight years of corruption, nepotism and economic mismanagement”, he stated.
Contributing to an interview on Sunyani-based radio station, Moonlite FM, which hosted the 2020 flag bearer of the NDC, former President John Dramani Mahama, last Wednesday, Mr Ofosu Ampofo said Ghanaians had tasted years of broken promises by the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“If we are talking about breaking the eight, then it has to be the battle cry of NDC because today teachers are suffering very much, nurses are suffering very much, farmers are suffering very much, fishermen are suffering very much and everybody is suffering very much under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia,” he stated.
Mr Ofosu Ampofo expressed worry about the inadequate supply of fertiliser to assist farmers to increase their yields, and explained that the system adopted by the Mahama government to subsidise the price of fertiliser was better than the current system where farmers could not get the promised free distribution of fertilizer.
“Do you know that the poultry industry is at the verge of collapse”?, he asked, and explained that it was becoming difficult for poultry farmers to get maize to feed their poultry.”
For his part, the General Secretary of the NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, thanked the chiefs and people of the Bono Region for voting for the party to change the dynamics of politics in the region during the 2020 general election.
“The 2020 elections in the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions was a gerrymandering that went bad for NPP”, he stated.
“We thank your people in this region for their faith in the NDC and we are sure that members of the NDC will clear their minds from the notion that the Bono Region is their stronghold after the 2024 general election”.