The Deputy General Secretary of the largest opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC) in charge of operations Koku Anyidoho, has frowned against certain splinter groups that were formed within the party during the 2016 elections.
This he said, these groups really caused the downfall of the party since they were basis for rancour and disunity in the party. Adding that, some of the party structures were reportedly sidestepped resulting in anger.
He cited Doves for Mahama, Youth for Mahama, Zongo for Mahama, which were formed to declare their support for and mobilise votes for former President John Dramani Mahama.
These were various associations formed within the party in the run-up to the 2016 elections.According to him, they will disarm all these groups in party to enable them win power in 2020.
“We had Mahama for this Mahama for that and the rest. Their members were just conmen, “I cannot challenge the fact my administration as Communications Officer was a disaster but the various groups with members who were not even members of the party in the pursuit of parochial interests are also part of the problem. Whiners and diners who were following their own interest,” he lamented.
He noted that structures of the party will be allowed to function effectively towards winning back power in 2020 revealing that these groups cost the party in the December 2016 elections.
According to him, this time they will give power back to branches, the constituencies and the region. Anger cost us the 2020 elections”, he revealed.
The Deputy General Secretary stated unequivocally they will be no more splinter groups because they have structures working.
According to him, the interest of the party must be given prominence against personal interest which is a prerequisite for retaining power in 2020.
The Deputy General Secretary who made this revelation on Adom Fm, hinted that they will give power back to branches, the constituencies and the region. Anger cost us the 2020 elections.
Mr Anyidoho’s assertion lends credence to earlier statements by the National Communications Officer, Solomon Nkansah that the defeat at the 2016 polls must be blamed on con groups whose primary interest was to prosecute a personal agenda in variance with the overall objective of the party, Communications Officer Solomon Nkansah has said.
This he said, his office cannot remit itself of the blame because the party lacked good communicators to match up to the then opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and to also propagate its message to the electorate in the run-up to the 2016 polls.
By: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/newsghana.com.gh