With COVID-19 limiting public gatherings and changing means of political campaigning ahead of the 2020 general elections, the NDC Parliamentary Candidate (PC) for Sisala West, Mohammed Sukparu, has emphasized the need to intensify door to door campaigning as a political strategy to secure victory for the party.
According to Mr Sukparu, the new order requires that, the major opposition party, adopts the house-to-house campaign method for all constituencies and thereby concentrate on the distribution of resources such as motorbikes, t-shirts and other paraphernalia to the grassroots.
He was confident that, the protocols governing coronavirus will not permit any Parliamentary Candidate to organise rallies and large public gatherings, hence the need to change the type of resources needed to win the elections.ÃÂ
Speaking on Accra-cased Kasapa FM last Friday, the Sisala West PC said: "I can tell you that when you go to the grounds and give someone a t-shirt, the excitement and assurances you'll get from that fellow cannot be obtained with a $25,000 or $30,000 worth of pick-up that you'll be driving in the constituency."
He went on further to explain that, constituents appreciate more when a PC and their teams, walk to the people or ride on motorbikes to visit them in their homes or work places.
"What we need is to reach the people in their homes, shops and villages. To do that, we need motorbikes and other resources to support our men on the grounds to continue working and doing even better," Sukparu reiterated.ÃÂ
"Cars are good, but we need motorbikes for our people on the grounds to stay in constant touch with the constituents," he maintained.
He was sure with this strategy and others, NDC and it flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, would be assured of victory in December 2020.