Flag bearer slot no one's property — Sly
Flag bearer-hopeful of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sylvester Mensah, has said that the flag bearer slot of the party is not the sole preserve of any particular individual in the party but open to anyone who works hard enough to merit it.
"The NDC is bigger than individual members. Let us not see the flag bearer position as the preserve of any individual. Anyone who aspires to lead the party must be ready to lobby, engage, campaign and present good reasons why he or she must be given the mandate of the party. I see a job to be done, not a position to be filled, and I am ready and capable to do it,” Mr Mensah said.
The former La Dadekotopon MP further indicated that there is relative peace in the party, adding that he was pleased with preparations toward the NDC’s national congress as well as its parliamentary and presidential primaries.
"Our different realities and varied rationalities inform our expectations, ambitions and preferences which generate contradictions and tensions at all levels of the party across the country," the former Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) added in an interview with Accra-based Adom FM.
He urged the party not to gag individuals seeking to serve under the guise of ensuring peace and unity.
Mr Mensah urged the party to encourage free expression and healthy competition to complete the re-organisation of the party, and called for all elected delegates as well as those yet to be elected to support his bid.