A polling station executive of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Asawase Constituency, Yakubu Tony Aidoo has asked all his party executives and foot soldiers to immediately render an unqualified apology to former Chairman, Dr Kwabena Agyei.
According to him, it was wrong for the delegates to have ignored the experience and tireless effort of Dr Kwabena Agyei and others like Mr Yaw Boateng Gyan who helped the party to win power in 2008, and rather settled on Mr Kofi Potuphy simply because he shared freebies during congress.
“It is important to pick a good and competent national chairman in our congress. If we want to come back to power in 2020, then the arrogant executives and foot soldiers must immediately go and apologise to him because they have taken his experience for granted for long time. If they fail to do that, trust me, we will be in opposition forever,” he said.
President Mahama suffered a humiliating defeat after he polled just 44.40% of the total valid votes cast as against 53.85% of his main contender, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Majority of the NDC Members of Parliament also lost their seats. This development political pundits said is the worst performance in the history of the ruling party.
The leadership of the NDC has been urged to re-group and take stock to prevent another defeat in future elections.
But speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show “Dwaso Nsem” Wednesday, Yakubu Tony Aidoo opined that those who were experienced and were able to bring power to the NDC like Yaw Boateng Gyan, Dr. Kwabena Adjei were all rejected and sidelined but rather entrusted the party’s fate into the hands of people like Portuphy who he believes has taken them to opposition.
The NDC activist further called on all party faithful to vote against incumbent national executives who will be seeking re-election in their party’s primaries.
He believes the incumbent executives after this humiliating defeat to President John Mahama in the just ended elections do not have the moral courage to lead the party.
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