A former District Chief Executive Officer (DCE) in the erstwhile Mahama administration has said that the party is set to cure the ‘disease’ which has paralysed the party so it can return to strongly to fight for power in the 2020 elections.
Opare Addo speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Tuesday assured the rank and file of the party to remain calm as the leadership of the party is putting all measures in place to make the party work again.
“We are hoping that by 2020, NDC will cure our lame horse and get back to power to redeem Ghanaians from this lying government…,” he said.
Former President Mahama addressing some of his appointees said, “…for [the] people talking about leadership and the presidency, it’s absolutely premature. If you ride a lame horse into a race and you lose the race, your priority must be to cure the lameness of the horse.
He said you have to cure the horse and make sure it is no longer lame. Once you have a fit healthy horse it will throw up who the jockey will be.
Responding to this claim of the immediate past ex-President, founder of the party, Jerry John Rawlings said the party was never a lame horse during the 2016 polls.
He charged at a June 4th celebration in Wa that the “disgraceful failure” of 2016 was because the leadership of the party abandoned the values of June 4.
The founder turned critic reiterated his well-known position that the strength of the NDC is found in the values of probity and accountability which inspired him to topple a military regime on June 4, 1979.
Opare Addo reacting to these claims however said that the party are putting things in place to cure the lame ‘horse’ which they rode into opposition.
He was confident that by 2020, the party would be done healing the lame horse so they can win the elections.