The Organising Committee of the 9th Congress of the National Democratic Congress is to probe the playing of John Mahama campaign songs at the latter part of the Congress.
It comes after a flagbearer aspirant Sylvester Mensah expressed concerns over the development and noted the move gave the former president an undue advantage over the others.
Reacting to the development, a member of the committee Alex Segbefia said the committee had told the sound engineers not to play any of such songs.
Speaking in an interview on an Accra based radio station Mr. Segbefia said, “During the whole period, you noticed that no such song was played because we had laid the rules. So we will investigate and know what happened and then we will know what to do.”
Meanwhile, Mahama who spoke at the congress advised members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to gird their loans and work hard because “poor performance of the NPP” government will not guarantee them an automatic victory in the 2020 elections.
“Ghanaians are looking up to us. We cannot expect to win the 2020 elections by default of NPP’s poor performance in office. Our return to power must be based on a humble persuasive approach to Ghanaians that we are not only a better alternative but that we have learnt the lessons of our 2016 defeat.
“And that we are prepared to give them an even better service than we did in our previous term in office,” Mahama told delegates at the just ended 9th Congress of the party at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra.
He reiterated his promise to support any candidate the party chooses at its upcoming presidential primaries.
Also, the newly elected National Chairman of the NDC Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has promised to carry all members along as he takes leadership of the party.
“We won’t leave anyone behind. We will carry everyone along. I won’t sit in Accra and run the party from Accra, we will come to the districts and constituencies and engage you and deepen the relationship,” the former national organiser told members during his victory speech after he was elected at the Trade Fair Congress Sunday.