Mistakes Of 2020 Will Be Corrected – John Boadu Assures Party

John Boadu

The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) John Boadu has promised his party people that the mistakes the party made in 2020 which led to the loss of several seats in parliament to the opposition NDC will be corrected as they enter into 2024.

He however was proud in the NDC,.

“But I’m very proud of the NDC for winning more seats in the Parliamentary elections’ he said

Before the 2020 polls, the NPP confidently controlled 169 seats as against the 106 in the chunk of the NDC side.

The NPP woefully lost 37 seats in the last elections to now control 137 seats, the same number for the NDC and one candidate who is not on a ticket of any party.

According to John Boadu, “It is true in 2020, yes we won the presidential but we lost great majority of our parliamentary seats. One thing that one must understand is that there are seats that are called borrowed seats. For instance, in 2016 we snatched 55 seats from the NDC. Out of these 55 seats 23 of them we lost the Presidential.

He said: “We won Parliamentary and lost presidential. Going into 2020, I knew it, some of the constituencies we were going to lose anyway because we won the Parliamentary with closed to 33 per cent…In some cases, it is because the NDC parliamentary candudate or parliamentarians went independent against their own party so the votes split and we won. So some of these things, in doing the analysis, for some of us who have been working with these numbers, and we know why some of the seats are lost. The intransigent and strong position that sometimes our own members take, particularly matters arising ‘out of our Parliamentary primaries. I think that is is important that we take note of that.

He also indicated that apart from losing some of the seats, the NPP also snatched 17 and these 17 are seats that they lost presidential in most cases.

“…So if we don’t put some structures together your guess will be as good as mind.” he said.

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