NDC To Conduct Internal Elections After Digitisation Of Membership Records
The great leading opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC) has indicated that they will be conducting their internal elections after completing the issuance of electronic identification cards to their members as part of a factor to digitize the Party’s membership records.
The Party has directed its members to replace their old ID cards by May 15, 2022, to pave way for the registration of new members ahead of the internal elections.
Also, the Leadership of the NDC will on Monday, May 9, 2022, hold a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to discuss the way forward.
Mr. Peter Boamah Otukunor, the Deputy General Secretary of the NDC in an interview vomit it out that the party would hold its branch elections “very soon,” adding that the records of 4.5 million members had so far been digitized.
He said the old ID cards were disregarded and explained that the new cards would be the only considered identification card for the party’s internal elections.
He said the digitization process would help the party to track and strengthen its management systems at all levels and help to strategize for future elections.
He added, “Previously we had manual registers that were kept only at the branches and do not interconnect and communicate with other areas, which make it very difficult in preparing strategies because when you need information you have to struggle. With the current system that we have developed, it is very convenient. You can know what is happening in every polling station, and constituency at the same time, and that makes the work more efficient.”
Mr. Otukonor said the party is confident that by fixing their management systems and the problems identified in the 2020 elections and they have a better chance of securing victory in the 2024 presidential election.
He said the party would announce the date for the registration of new members after the replacement of ID cards for old members had been completed.
He urged members of the party to visit their respective branches to replace their old ID cards to ensure a smooth electoral process while, “The old ID is ignored now, so all members should make the effort to get the new cards and that will be the formal proper identification for them as members of the NDC.”