Politics of Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Sylvester Adinam Mensah, a foundation member and flagbearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress has declared that he is an embodiment of the party’s values and ideals ready to fulfill the change the party yearns for in order to wrest power from the NPP so as to restore the principles of probity and accountability in the governance of this country.
“Pleasant surprises come in humble packages. In Sylvester Adinam Mensah, we have an authentic fibre of the party’s values and ideals. A voice of optimism, hope and sincerity. One that promises to uphold the ideals that we share. We believe in a united party, we believe in rewarding loyalty, we believe in prosperity for all, we believe in deepening our social democratic credentials and upholding our values and principles”, he declared.
Mr. Mensah made this statement when he was addressing the 37th Anniversary of 31st December Revolution Commemoration at the Mandela Park, Ashaiman, today. Scores of NDC members assembled as usual to commemorate this event which Mr. Mensah believes marks the defining moment of Ghana’s history.
Mr. Mensah also observed that “nearly four decades after 31st December revolution, the quest for leadership that not only espouses, but actually delivers on principles and values, still continues” making Ghanaians so disappointed in political leadership of this country. He therefore cautioned that:
“If faith in our political leadership is not restored, the foundations and credibility of our nascent democracy would be severely undermined.”
He continued by saying that because of these disappointments, NDC members and Ghanaians are yearning for change, and he is compelled to step up the plate in order to fulfill the desires of Ghanaians.
“Our instincts and sociopolitical consciousness compel us to respond to the cry for principled leadership that upholds the values that we espouse”, he said
Mr. Mensah has also sounded a word admonishment to the rank and file of the NDC to get connected to its values in order to succeed in the political sphere of this country.
“Let us restore our umbilical connection with the spiritual cradle of our birth as a political party”, he advised.
The event was graced by the founder of the NDC, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings and some NDC big guns.