A Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed has blamed the defeated Parliamentary candidate for the
Kumbungu constituency and the entire leadership of
the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the party?s woes in the recently held by-elections.
He attributed the party?s loss to the acrimony in the hearts of its members at the Kumbungun constituency.
According to him, the party should have addressed the concerns of the residents before contesting the seat.
Speaking on Radio Gold?s ?Alhaji Alhaji? on Saturday, Hon. Murtala Mohammed explained that due to the past experiences of the party in the Kumbungu constituency, some residents who are members of the party were incensed; a reason why the NDC Parliamentary candidate Alhaji Imoro Yakubu Kapagu lost the seat to Hon. Amadu Yahya of the Convention People?s Party (CPP).
He therefore advised the leadership of the party to resolve the challenges in order to reclaim the Kumbungu seat.
Expanding further, he was of a strong view that the opposition New Patriotic Party?s inclusion in or abstinence from the contest would have had no effect on the results in the by-elections because to him, the NDC?s loss was a clear indication that ?the NDC people out of anger and out of our inability as a party to resolve the differences that happened, maybe probably we turned a blind eye to those differences?, did not vote massively for their Parliamentary candidate and so, if the NPP had
contested the seat, the party would have lost miserably.
And ?even if NPP had Nana Addo or Dr. Bawumia as the candidate against a four year or let me just say unknown person contesting on the ticket of the NDC, that person would have won, or even if CPP had a candidate and NDC didn?t have a candidate, and NPP had a candidate; that NPP candidate would have lost because certainly the people wouldn?t have voted for the NPP,? he. stressed.