The Deputy National Organiser of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has declared his intention to contest for the National Organiser position when nominations open.
Biney Hamilton Nixon at a press conference on Wednesday declaring his intention said it was about time “we find people like myself who have followed the process, gone through the mill to come up for positions and help the party to achieve its dream of rescuing Ghana come 2024”.
“I have some plans and policies and programs that I believe that after my study throughout from the branch to national if I am given the opportunity to join the team that will help in taking decisions, planning for the NDC, we will win political power come 2024.”
He added that “My focus is to make sure that I strengthen the structures with the party executives elected. These structures have the Youth Wing, Women Wing and Zongo Caucus.”
Chief Biney as he is popularly called said he is going to pay attention and work hand-in-hand with the International Relations Directorate and achieve that mobilisation and make the party attractive abroad and at home.
“Because all the mobilisation will turn into votes, and these officers are trained to manage the election process at that level ie. Polling agents, and officers managing ballot papers right from printing to the polling station.
“And so, you cannot manage an organisational department and succeed without paying attention to that department and making sure that whatever resource that they need is given to them, if not and you are able to do the mobilisation, you are going to have serious challenges at the end of general elections.”
Hamilton Nixon said the party needs to switch fully to the latest technology.
He said if party officers are not equipped well enough and they are not able to transmit all the good works done and results in that short and real-time all their work will be in vain.
According to Chief Biney, one cannot run a political party without a proper defined internal security working under instructions and within the laws of the country.
He highlighted instances in past elections where lives were lost in Techiman South, Ablekuma and the worst of it in Ayawaso West Wuogon.
“The party must have internal security to work hand-in-hand with the Police. This time around there are some Police people their interest is not policing for the state but the Police for their political parties,” he said.
Mr Hamilton Nixon said with this structure, the NDC security will make sure that the bad nuts even within the Police are handed over to the Police for them to deal with them accordingly.
“We need to make sure that the ballots are protected, the polling stations are protected, the coalition centres are protected, because it involves human lives, and as a political party it will be our responsibility to make sure all those who come in the interest of the party are protected. You can only do them when you support us.”