- Nadowli Kaleo MP is accusing the then presidential staffer, Stan Dogbe of contributing to the NDC's fall
- The top NDC man believes Stan Dogbe was wrongly used in managing Ex-president Mahama in 2016
A top ranking member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alban Kingsley Sumana Bagbin has disclosed that Former President John Dramani Mahama was managed by inexperienced presidential staffers at the Flagstaff House.
According to Alban Bagbin, ex-president Mahama surrounded himself with the likes of Stan Dogbe, which eventually contributed to ruining his 2016 administration.
Speaking recently in a yet-to-be aired interview with TV3 and 3FM, the NDC man insisted that Stan Dogbe was wrongfully utilized by Mahama during the last NDC administration.
The Second deputy Speaker of parliament in his interview maintained that presidential staffer lacked the wherewithal in managing Mahama.
In his view, though Stan Dogbe has a great expertise in media, that was no trump card for him to have been made a presidential staffer.
“You know Stan Dogbe is very good when it comes to media, you can’t take that away from him, and he has amassed a lot of knowledge and experience in that area. He has a very good command of English language and he writes very very well,” Mr Bagbin said.
Alban Baggin however, added, “when it comes to managing a president, you need more than technical expertise and I think that it is not for nothing that people say experience is the best teacher, it’s not for nothing.”
Stan Dogbe has widely been blamed by some NDC members and political analysts for playing a key role in the loss of the NDC in the 2016 general elections.
Mr. Bagbin in 2013, raised issues about the way Stan Dogbe handled the presidency when he said: “If characters such as Stan Dogbe are those managing the President John Mahama then our president is naked.”
When asked whether Stan’s conduct contributed in any way to the party’s defeat, he responded in the positive saying, “He did greatly; he did.”
He maintained that managing a President is job for experienced hands so he did expect the backlash he got for raising that issue.
“Wisdom comes from not just from knowledge but it also comes with hands on experience and so even the issue that I raised as at that time and received that blistering attack from him was surprising to me,” Mr. Bagbin said in the interview to be aired on Tuesday, May 29.
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