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The Ashanti Regional Minister, Alexander Ackon has urged the public especially supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to turn a deaf ear to the rantings by ex MCE for Ejisu-Juaben, Yamoah Ponkoh following the party’s defeat in the December 7 election.
According to him, Mr Ponkoh has unjustifiably found fault with virtually every leading member of the party in the Ashanti region except himself accusing them of contributing to the defeat of the NDC.
The NDC lost the general polls, both Presidential and Parliamentary in an election that the party was so confident of winning, due to the massive infrastructural development carried out by President John Mahama in his first term of office.
But on Friday, December 9, 2016, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, declared the NPP’s presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo winner and President-elect of the Republic of Ghana.
The opposition leader polled 5,716, 026 votes to beat the incumbent President John Dramani Mahama who garnered 4,713,277 votes out of the 10,615,361 valid votes cast.
The NDC’s painful defeat suffered at the hands of its arch political opponent has caused some angry and disappointed members including former the Ejusi Juaben, MCE moving from one radio station to another mentioning names of certain key party and government officials whose actions and inactions they claim caused the NDC’s downfall.
However, Mr Ackon in an interview stated that Mr Yamoah Ponkoh has resorted to taking such action because his emotional instability does not allow him to contain the NDC’s defeat.
“Im not prepared to engage Yamoah Ponkoh for even one minute, he can act based on whatever feeling he has. Those who are prepared to help reorganize the party will not come out this way to talk like he’s doing. The pain of loss, those who are emotionally unstable cannot contain it well. So I wish I don’t answer some of the allegations he’s put out.”
Mr Ackon was however confident that the NDC will bounce back stronger to recapture power in the 2020 general elections as it did in the 2008 election.
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