National Youth Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sidii Abubakar Musah has explained his absence in the party’s 2016 Campaign Team saying he was sidelined.
Speaking on the Gold Power Drive with Samuel Eshun Thursday, the worried NDC youth leader said the party neglected him hence his inability to get access to logistics to campaign during the 2016 elections in which the NDC lost to the New Patriotic Party.
Sidii who stormed the studios of Radio Gold to talk about a planned demonstration against recent attacks on members of the NDC lamented about difficulties he had to go through to convince some unemployed supporters of the party to vote for the party to be retained.
He attributed his neglect to what he calls structure failure but was quick however to indicate that he did his best during the campaign.
“This is the first time a campaign team was set up and the National Youth Organizer was not part of it. I tried as much as possible to control and make sure that we channelled all programmes towards the youth but if you have been taken off maybe is a strategy failure,” Sidii told host of the Gold Power Drive, Samuel Eshun.
He dismissed assertions that he was ineffective hence his neglect in the former President John Dramani Mahama 2016 Campaign Team.
He added that even though his hands were tied he initiated several programmes including one he labelled as “Special Operations” to canvas for votes for the then president John Dramani Mahama who was the NDC presidential candidate.
Sidii Abubakar stressed that he and his team could have done better if the party hierarchy added them to the NDC 2016 Campaign Team.
He appealed to all aggrieved supporters of the party to put the past behind them and work assiduously towards the next presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for the year 2020.