The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), now headed by 44-year old attorney-at-law, Dickon Mitchell is fancying its chances at the polls in the upcoming general election.
One senior member of the party told THE NEW TODAY that “the ground is good” for Congress to launch an attack on the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell.
“The ground is fairly good – we just have to maintain our touch with the people and to get the structures in place – the main thing is to get the structures in place,” he said.
According to the official who has been engaged in direct contact with the electorate, he has detected that a lot of people are “changing” and want to see a new government in charge of the nation’s affairs.
“People are saying that they want to see a change,” he remarked.
According to the top Congress official, when they go out in the field some people who are known to be close to “the other side” are not demonstrating hostility to NDC activists when they visit their areas.
“You could see that they see the possibility of a change coming,” he said.
The top-ranking NDC party member believes that the party has a good chance at the upcoming election with its leader in St. David.
“Dickon looks good in St David. He was in the constituency on Tuesday attending a funeral and the reception of the young people (was) very warm towards him’.
NDC is trying to win seats to get back into the Lower House of Parliament after 15-0 defeats at the hands of PM Mitchell and NNP in the 2013 and 2018 elections.