The defeat of President Mahama in the elections has sparked a dirty blame game among party officials with Jerry John Rawlings cited as the main cause.
But the Greater Accra regional minister, Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, argues that the former president cannot be blamed because he provided good counsel which could have kept them in power if they (members of the NDC) had listened to him.
“I don’t think the former president should be blamed for anything because this is somebody I’ve been with at a very close range and worked with and I don’t think he needed to be blamed for whatever situation we are in as at now. He gave us all the needed advice and signal, whatever it takes for us to remain in office. If at a point he kept quiet, he wasn’t coming out again, I don’t see why he should be blamed for whatever situation we are in now as a political party,” he said.
Former president Jerry Rawlings did not take the front role in all the massive campaign rallies the NDC organised in the run up to the elections - a development which raised suspicions that the NDC founder was mad at party executives.