Should he be chosen to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the party’s candidate for chairperson, has pledged to assign one lawyer to each constituency around the nation.
On November 9, 2022, Mr. Ampofo filled out his nomination and spoke to the media at the party’s headquarters in Accra. He then laid out a number of mouthwatering promises in front of the party’s National Delegates Congress.
“I pledge to review our party constitution to reflect the new reality of the role of our Council of Elders and our league of students. I pledge to review and synchronize the party’s vouchers to restore consistency and institutional efficiency at all levels.
“Again, through our initiatives there has been a strong legal forum for the NDC lawyers’ association at the national level. Which has established regional committees who are taking responsibility of legal issues at the various regional and constituency levels,”
He continued: “I pledge to institute what I call assigning one lawyer to a constituency for the 2024 election. At the recent meeting of the NDC lawyers’ association we counted over 230 lawyers who attended the conference. So, we believe that we have more than 275 lawyers who will be deployed one each to a constituency to work with them.”
According to the current chairman, training will be provided to strengthen participants’ ability to work successfully with party agents and members during elections.
He claims that the attorneys would also have access to a comprehensive management and operational policy framework to help them navigate recurrent issues that frequently call for national and regional level solutions.
In response to a question on the economy, Mr. Ampofo stated, “I promise to set up a business and economic desk of the party at the party headquarters to oversee practical economic projects to empower our party members.
In order for our party members to be able to unite their body and spirit and work for the party, we must implement procedures that will give them power.
He continued by saying that he is up for the task despite competing against the renowned party General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah.