NDC UK/Ireland Chairman, Alhaji Alhassan Mbalba has articulated the need for him to be retained in the upcoming NDC UK/Ireland chapter elections.
In an interview on NFM radio on Thursday, 10th November, Chairman Mbalba emphasised that accountability has always been a virtue he embraced wholehearted even before taking up any leadership role in the NDC.
Alhaji Alhassan Mbalba further expatiated on the level of transparency he has instituted under his leadership on the issue of Finance within the rank and file of the chapter.
He said for the first time in the history of the chapter, an independent body was hired to reconcile the chapters account and their findings made public to settle any iota of doubt about the financial status of the chapter.
According to Chairman Mbalba this was one of the main things he rolled out to ensure the membership were confident in his administration and what monies collected were used for.
The host of the show, Mansa Musa, probed why many are contesting for his seat if his administration was very transparent. In response, Chairman Mbalba said due to his good works and achievements, the chapter has now become so attractive that everyone feels it’s an easy office to run.
He welcomed all those contesting his position as it was good for the democratic dispensation of the NDC, but hastened to add that what an old man sees when sitting down, a young man cannot see standing on the tallest iroko tree.
Chairman Mbalba added that he has expanded the branches within the UK since he took over and this has transformed into an accelerated increment in terms of recruitment drive hence could confidently say that should the Electoral Commission decide to roll out ROPA today, the NDC will be in a better position to match the NPP boot for boot.
Chairman Mbalba cited several occasions when instead of his detractors working with him, they chose to work against him, especially if the collective decisions in a meeting were not in support of their whim and caprice.
According to Chairman Mbalba, this anti-party behaviour could have easily divided the chapter if not for his years of experience in party politics and leadership qualities.
Alhassan Mbalba admonished his sympathisers and supporters not to be perturbed and swayed by all those blowing hot air and dragging his hard earned reputation into disrepute and very often attacking his persona.
Chairman Mbalba further intimated that whiles most of his contenders were actively campaigning and often maligning him, he still had an office to run as chapter Chairman and an election to win.
He stated that he is now suffering from ‘leadership syndrome’ as often said by Ex-president John Mahama, but will soon hit the grounds with his campaign in the coming weeks.
“You don’t change an experienced driver that is already chauffeuring his people to the promised land for an inexperienced one on the basis of trial and error,” he said, adding that the chapter has achieved a lot during his tenure but there are still more stones unturned hence it wouldn’t serve the interest of the party to change his leadership now especially going into the 2024 election.
“We need people with concrete track records that will walk the talk and foster unity within the chapter but not create apathy and open cracks across the various branches in the chapter,” he said.
Chairman Alhassan Mbalba asked the delegates to vote based on experience, leadership and accountability as he has served the good people of NDC UK/Ireland chapter diligently.
Source: NDC UK/Ireland Chapter
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