We didn't campaign enough, that's why we lost the 2016 elections - NDC

We didn't campaign enough, that's why we lost the 2016 elections - NDC

The National Democratic Congress is still reeling from it historic loss to the New Patriotic Party in the 2016 General Elections.

Get more news on politics and leaders here

We didn't campaign enough, that's why we lost the 2016 elections - NDC

We didn't campaign enough, that's why we lost the 2016 elections - NDC

From all indications, the party which controlled majority in parliament with the incumbent president was totally shocked by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's win over John Dramani Mahama and the number of parliamentary seats that were lost to the opposition party.

READ ALSO: Parliament decides Mahama's "ex gratia" today

This shock has resulted in a lot of blame-sharing and finger-pointing in the party and the latest of such explanations comes from Godwin Boboobi, a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti region. He linked the party’s defeat in the just-ended elections to its failure to vigorously campaign.

PAY ATTENTION: Get all the latest news on the go with the YEN.com.gh app

Mr. Boboobi stated that the Ashanti Regional campaign team in particular operated with a divided front with no clear cut on how the campaign was to be conducted. “I was not comfortable with the Ashanti Regional Campaign team. In fact we did not campaign at all and were not on the ground compared to the New Patriotic Party”, he stated.

According to him, the party leaders were divided and this affected now the NDC coordinated campaign efforts.

We didn't campaign enough, that's why we lost the 2016 elections - NDC

We didn't campaign enough, that's why we lost the 2016 elections - NDC

He reiterated that the only time the party executives in the Ashanti Region were seen working was when either President John Dramani Mahama or the Deputy Chief of Staff visited the region.

READ MORE: Five most notable quotes from Ghana’s politicians that are now basically memes

We did not campaign at all and were not on the ground. Our campaigns were not also properly coordinated aside failing to honour a number of promises which resulted in voter apathy. It looks like some persons maybe tired being in government because they had amassed a lot for themselves and decided to enjoy what they acquired in opposition”, he intimated.

Source: Yen.com.gh

Related news
All the emotional photos from KABA’s thanksgiving service

All the emotional photos from KABA’s thanksgiving service

All the emotional photos from KABA’s thanksgiving service
YEN.com.gh
Mailfire view pixel