NDC To Deploy Drones for 2024 Elections

…After 2020 Fiasco 

Four years after failing to collate its results in the 2020 general elections, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will deploy an unmanned aerial vehicle popularly known as drones, to monitor this year’s election slated for December 7.

The plan by the Greater Accra Regional branch of the party, is part of efforts to secure millions of votes for the party and strengthen monitoring systems to prevent rigging.

The Regional chairman, Emmanuel Ashie Moore, who disclosed this said, the party is targeting over two million votes in the region, which they believe would be crucial in determining the outcome of the elections.

The region, is one of the swing regions and it argued that mostly, the party that wins It, forms the next government.

Mr Moore, disclosed that plans are well underway to begin training individuals to operate the equipment that will be deployed.

While the Chairman did not elaborate further on the details, he emphasized that necessary logistics will be secured for the elections.

The NDC parliamentary caucus, revealed they have identified nine operational constituencies where they will help capture for the party.

Secretary for the group, Sam George, reiterated their resolve to deliver the highest number of votes ever for the NDC in the Region.

But some political watchers, have received this latest strategy of the NDC with mixed reaction.

They wonder how this is going to add anything to the course when in the past, the party could not compile their votes, both in 2016 and 2020 general elections.

Even though the NDC accepted defeat in the 2016 election, it did not do same four years later and so took the election to the Supreme Court, where they were declared losers.

Meanwhile, the flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, has urged party members in the Greater Accra region, to be extremely vigilant in the upcoming 2024 General Elections.

The former President noted that the NDC lost the 2020 elections due to certain irregularities.

The NDC sought legal redress at the Supreme Court after their defeat to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 polls.

Addressing NDC executives and key stakeholders during his ‘Building Ghana Tour’ in Accra, Mahama emphasized the importance of strengthening efforts to secure victory in the 2024 polls.

Mahama highlighted the critical role of vigilance, stating, “One of the key things in this election is vigilance, we can do all the campaigning we want, but if we are not vigilant on the day, and we don’t cover every single polling station with eagles’ eyes. You can do all the beautiful things you can, razzmatazz and in the end, you don’t achieve the target you want.”

He urged executives to carefully select capable agents to represent the party during the polls.

“So Greater Accra Region, we want you to cover all the polling stations with the best party agents. The election directory, you are aware, is conducting some exercises. They’ve been conducting exams for election directors in their constituencies and the regions because we need the best people who understand the electoral system to be able to monitor the elections in the region.

“We should not be sentimental with these appointments and appoint the right people,” he advised.


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