Fritz Baffour, the outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South, has indicated that the blame game within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is appropriate as it will help the party identify its shortcomings.
He has, however, admonished party faithful to be guarded in their speech and conduct in criticising one another.
Mr Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) beat incumbent John Mahama of the NDC and five other candidates by securing 53.85 per cent of valid votes to become Ghana’s fifth president in the Fourth Republic.
This has denied Mr Mahama a second tenure in office as president. The party has been adversely affected by the defeat in the elections with at least 49 seats occupied by NDC legislators lost to the NPP.
However, Mr Baffour took to Facebook on Wednesday, December 14 to state: “With the loss by my political party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), I hear some wags saying our wretched lot should not indulge in a blame game, what tosh! That is the way to go, we must blame ourselves because it was ours to lose and we lost.”
He continued: “How do we know what went wrong if we do not play the blame game? My only admonition is that we mostly do that with decorum and circumspection. Grandstanding and public displays of emotion will not help.”
He was optimistic the NDC would soon bounce back.
“Folks, I know my great party will bounce back; we have the men and women to succeed in the task ahead! Long live Ghana and let peace and goodwill prevail,” he urged.