General News of Wed, 12 Apr 20170
'Weak' Mahama caused our defeat - NDC group
The Action Movement, a group affiliated to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused former President John Dramani Mahama of causing the party’s defeat in the 2016 general elections.
The group, described the former President as a “weak” leader who surrounded himself with sycophant appointees who had no respect for elders and other members of the party.
Addressing the press in Accra Wednesday, Spokesperson for the group, Mr. Kodzo Hamenya Keglo explained how Mahama’s appointees, instead of pushing for the interest of the party had their personal interests at heart.
According to him, the leaders at the top ignored the complaints and grievances of party members.
“JM appointees disrespected our elders and the grassroots and as a result, our punishment in the 2016 elections. We are telling Ghanaians that JM is the cause of our defeat,” Mr. Keglo said.
Mr. Keglo cited a former Chief of Staff, Valerie Sawyerr, Stan Dogbey, Dr. Opuni, Kofi Adams, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, and Dr. Omane Boamah as leaders whose efforts drove the NDC to its current status (opposition).
He said, the aforementioned and others were power drunk, thus made the party unappealing to the ordinary people the party was founded for, and because the people were not benefiting there was no way they could vote for them again.
“Since 2014, the NDC power has only been for only few top members of the party; Stan Dogbey, Dr. Opuni, Kofi Adams, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, Dr. Omane Boamah and many others. We don’t need them anymore because they’re not helping our grassroots,” he revealed.
Mr. Keglo lamented how Valerie Sawyerr who was able to call “hard working” members of the party chicken thieves, kamkpe, among others could be an advisor to their President. He added, “If these people remain in our party and behave the way they are doing, there’s no way we can think about 2020. “
“We’re only wondering that if Valerie, a former Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor in the last two administrations can say all these things about our members, party executives who organized the electorates, guide them to vote for the party, protected ballot boxes, follow the boxes to collation centers and gain history for the likes of Valerie to be appointed then it’s clear what advise she gave to JM administration,” he quizzed.