A flagbearer hopeful of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kojo Bonsu has blamed the defeat of the party in the 2016 general election on party structures.
According to the former Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly mayor, the party was let down by some individuals who didn’t play the roles they were assigned to, making it impossible for the NDC to retain power.
“Things didn’t go well in our party that is why people are fighting to be elected to write the wrongs and also show what they are capable of doing” he told Kweku Owusu Adjei on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM Thursday.
“It is the party structures that didn’t do things well and not government. There is difference between government and party. There are structures within the party and people didn’t follow the party structures. So voters rejected us because the party structures sought of cut down” he added.
He has however urged NDC party delegates to reject the re-election some party officials who contributed to the defeat of the party.
Kojo Bonsu is of the firm believe that until such party officials are changed and replaced by more competent ones, the party could suffer another defeat in 2020.
“Most of our party official abandoned their roles and that contributed to our defeat, I want our delegates to vote for the right people and trust me, there is a tsunami coming and that will be witness at the congress” he said.
Mr. Bonsu officially declared his intention to contest for the flagbearership position of the NDC after submitting his letter of intent to the party’s general secretary at the party headquarters.
He joins former President John Mahama, former Trade minister Ekow Spio Garbrah, second deputy speaker of parliament, Mr. Alban Bagbin and a host of other for the flagbearship role.