Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies-Accra, Joshua Alabi has expressed confidence in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to form the next government coming 2025.
In an exclusive interview with Gifty Adjei on “Legends of our time” on GBC-News, the 2020 elections campaign manager of the NDC said even though there are ‘noises’ among some leaders and members of the party, he believes that people’s voices must be heard and that forms an integral part of modern politics which will facilitate them to recapture power in 2024.
“…we have a collective front and then we move on, I contested for the primaries but I was the campaign manager. For me, I did my best so it is not about the noise now, it is about having finished everything and how to move on. I know for sure that we are forming the next government.”
When asked about the appointment of a female as running mate by the NDC ahead of the 2020 elections, Mr Joshua Alabi explained that Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang’s hard work and dedication to the party and public service merited her selection to become the first-ever female running mate for the NDC.
“She did very well as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, and one thing we must know is that the University is like a mini country where you have your deans as ministers, the students and TEWU so when you are able to come out of these systems successfully, you are well equipped to manage a country.”
Speaking on national issues, the one-term Member of Parliament for Krowor constituency criticized the government on the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy. He stressed that the government has used the WASSCE results of the first beneficiaries of the policy to justify its impact but he suggests that Ghanaians should place premium on knowledge than certificates.
“This is the problem we have now. We believe in Certification, not in knowledge…you go to the universities and people want to score A across all subjects and that is what they fight for so they can do anything to get A, and that is certification.”
He, therefore, urged the government to seek ideas from outside its affiliations and work together as a team to effectively implement the free senior high school policy.