Politics of Sat, 16 Jun 201821
‘Unity’ walks made NDC members fit, not united – NDC’s Ambassador Osei
Former Ghana’s Consul to the United Arab Emirates under former President John Mahama, Ambassador Daniel Osei has joined the voices of opposition to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Unity Walks.
According to him, the NDC’s Unity Walk has been useful in giving NDC members energy but not unity.
He joins the like Mr Alban Bagbin who say the idea of the NDC Unity Walk is a creation of Mahama cronies to market him ahead of the NDC Primaries.
Dr Spio Garbrah made a huge U-turn from previous comments he had made about the NDC’s Unity Walk to participate in the last one held in Aflao in the Volta Region where he addressed the crowd.
If there are more people to make U-turns, that does not include Ambassador Osei as he has been very consistent with his criticism of the NDC and the person of Mr Mahama who once appointed him.
“The NDC unity walks have absolutely been useless in terms of electoral value but in terms of energy yes, it’s been helpful because people attended and danced during the event. In terms of electoral value, how many people did we register or identify, what was the message. President Mahama who led the walks whenever he mounted the stage to address the crowd never had a good message that resonated with party members, indeed there was no organized message and it became a generic exercise and a fanfare.
“The ten percent of floating voters we need to win the election whom we lost in the last election don’t enjoy these fanfares, the doves for Mahama, antics from actor John Dumelo is not something that gets their attention. And so in effect the NDC unity walks was meaningless in my judgment.”