Former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, has expressed concern over what he calls the ‘practice of crowd-sourcing’ for party events by his party, the National Democratic Congress.
According to him, he wants the party to desist from hiring crowds to bloat their numbers at rallies and other events because he believes the party will not know it’s real numbers if they do so.
“It may create an impression on the public but really, to what end if the real number of party enthusiasts remain unknown and the party keeps wallowing in the deceit of having a large support base when the situation is actually the opposite?” Innusah Fuseini said.
Mr. Fuseini who obviously does not want a repeat of a humiliating defeat for the party says allowing the real supporters of the party to show up for organized programs without any ‘concoction’ is the only way the party will know its real strength in terms of numbers and subsequently work to improve on increasing the numbers in areas necessary.
Mr Fuseini made this observations when he Starr FM’s Bola Ray interviewed him on the station’s StarChat show.
He indicated that it would be very important that supporters from a particular region be made to participate in the programs without any additions from any other regions in order to reveal the party’s membership base for that exact area.
“Crowd-sourcing doesn’t give us the real picture on the ground. Looking back, you ask yourself so what happened after Cape Coast, then what happened after Accra, where are all those who filled the stadia or stadium in Accra? So, looking back it didn’t give us our real strength, so when we lost disastrously in Accra, that number we saw was not reflected,” Mr. Fuseini said
The National Democratic Congress (NDC), on Saturday, successfully held their Unity Walk at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
YEN.com.gh reported earlier that a massive crowd attended the event, which aimed to help unify the opposition party ahead of their bid to recapture political power in 2020 but the former minister believes the crowd may not be the true reflection of the party.
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