General News of Fri, 24 Aug 201819
NDC 'Unity Walks' were misplaced priorities – Sylvester Mensah claims
A Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah, has flawed the numerous unity walks organized by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Speaking to Johnnie Hughes on TV3’s New Day on Thursday, August 23, 2018, Mensah, who is aspiring to be a flagbearer of the NDC, explained that it was a case of misplaced priorities.
According to a report by 3news.com, he argued that “you only talk about unity when you have gone through the competitive process of reorganization”.
He added that the unity walk should have been preceded by elections at the branch, constituency, regional and national levels.
The NDC has organized a number of unity walks in recent times, with the objective of bringing the members of the party together. It has been held in several regional capitals, with a number of party stalwarts getting involved.
Mensah however argued that the walks lacked the necessary ingredients necessary for the unification of the members of the party.
Other party members have also criticized it, claiming that the exercise was an attempt to constantly keep Former President John Mahama in the limelight.
This has fueled suspicions that Mahama secretly financed the walks, to serve as a precursor to his selection as the party’s flagbearer.
The leadership of the party, has however rejected the claims, saying it was purely to unite the party ahead of the 2020 general elections after its performance in the 2016 elections that left many of the party members disgruntled.