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John Mahama has nothing new to offer NDC - Ambassador Osei

A member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), His Excellency Ambassador Daniel Osei, the former Consul General to Dubai, has said former President John Dramani Mahama has nothing new or good to offer the NDC.

A statement issued on Wednesday November 8, 2017 and signed by H.E Ambassador Daniel Osei, indicated that the NDC is now solely being operated by the former President, H.E John Dramani Mahama.

His statement comes on the back of the party’s 'Unity Walk' held in Cape Coast on Sunday November 5, 2017 where the former President John Mahama was the only individual given a platform to speak without allowing other party hopeful being considered.

"A beautiful idea meant to help bring the party together has now been hijacked by the Mahama camp and Sunday's was no unity walk. It was rather a disgraceful spectacle which sadly, will only entrench and advance the divisions in the party".

"Look at all the headline stories coming out of the walk. Ask yourselves, was Mahama the only aspirant or party leader who attended the program? Why did they actively prevent others from speaking and the only choice they had was to leave prematurely to avoid a fight?. Will this conduct help unite the party?", he asked.

“We've seen this movie before. Leading up to the 2016 elections, chant of "Mahama has won already" made the party and in particular the campaign organizers and engineers oblivious to the real situation on the ground, he said.

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He also maintained that the former President gave the NDC the worst margin of defeat in their history as a party and country in 2016 general elections.

"This internal vigilantism to impose Mahama and the constant trumping imposition of Mahama as our "surest" bet, is so nonsensical, we must reject it and our party", he revealed.

It has now manifested that some bigwigs in the NDC party are imposing former President John Dramani Mahama on the party members as their 2020 presidential candidate after ten Regional chairmen across the country on Thursday November 9, 2017 signed a document asking the former president Mahama to lead the party into the 2020 general elections.

Below is the full statement

H. E. AMBASSADOR DANIEL OSEI FMR. GH CONSUL GENERAL TO DUBAI WRITES

A beautiful idea meant to help bring the party together has now been hijacked by the Mahama camp and Sunday's was no unity walk. It was rather a disgraceful spectacle which sadly, will only entrench and advance the divisions in th party. Indeed you can't teach an old dog, new tricks. John Dramani Mahama has nothing new or good to offer our NDC.

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Look at all the headline stories coming out of the walk. Ask yourselves, was Mahama the only aspirant or party leader who attended the program? Why did they actively prevent others from speaking and the only choice they had was to leave prematurely to avoid a fight? Will this conduct help unite the party? Non of them will attend anymore of these fake walks and the word will soon get out this clown act is a sham. Why did Stan Dogbe have to hold the stand the entire time and the only wireless microphone given to Allottey Jacobs with instructions to hand over to Mahama and only mention names of the potential aspirants with planted persons to hoot and boo at the mention of their names to set the stage for JM to speak? He faithfully executes the plan and Mahama speaks alone. Ask yourselves how does this help unite anything?

The sad truth is we've seen this movie before. Leading up to the 2016 elections, chant of "Mahama has won already" made the party and in particular the campaign organizers and engineers oblivious to the real situation on the ground. It made it easy to dismiss meaningful recommendations and we saw the results; Mahama gave us the worst margin of defeat in our history as a party and country.

This internal vigilantism to impose Mahama and the constant trumpian imposition of Mahama as our "surest" bet, is so nonsensical we must reject it and save our party. The same engineers who designed and implemented our terrible defeat are now in charge of engineering Mahama's return as flag bearer and repeating the same mistakes. Are they so brainless to anticipate those close to the stage, saw the happenings on the platform and others in the crowd will wonder why non of the other aspirants spoke? Don't they know people talk and people are talking?Surely they can use their media connections to dominate the 24/48 hour news cycle but "3pro aa, y3 b3ti no kankan" to wit; when it rots, we'll surely smell the scent. The last time we tolerated and endured this crap, we had a wif of the nasty scent of defeat and the worst margin of defeat (one million votes ) for a sitting president. Unheard of in our country's political history.

Of the four potential aspirants on stage yesterday, it shouldn't take much to know we forced the worst of them all on us. Only one has been flag bearer before and he bombed miserably. In 2012 as our flag bearer, Mahama cost us seats and votes in "his constituent region" of northern Ghana. He had four years to engage corrective measures but did nothing. Consequently, in 2016 as flag bearer, he lost even more seats and votes in his constituent region because you can't do the same things and expect different results. The worst part is, this time, he lost as an incumbent president.

Is it so difficult to see that any of the others on stage is worth trying and certainly much better than Mahama? What was inspirational about his speech on Sunday? Look at the crowd and ask if they were energized. Mahama is fanning out his own flames and it's shameful. He wants to take down the NDC and make it another CPP and we must reject it.

Source: Daniel Kaku

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