Our party needs to recover- Spio-Garbrah to NDC

Our party needs to recover- Spio-Garbrah to NDC

Ekow Spio-Garbrah, the former minister of Trade and Industry under the Mahama administration has assured that the National Democratic Congress is making efforts to revive itself after the Election 2016 defeat.

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According to him, the party is working towards identifying the factors that led to their loss in the 2016 general elections, and stated that they are making strides towards fixing the 'broken' areas in the party for a 2020 comeback.

Broken NDC must be fixed- Spio Garbrah

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"The situation in our party is really one of building the party and letting it recover from a very severe electoral loss. It is just like driving a very good car and the car has an accident and it needs to be fixed so the first thing you want to do is take it to the mechanics and let the electricians do their work, check the transmission, take care of the brakes, the shock absorbers, then when the car is in a good condition almost any driver can drive it and potentially bring it to the victory line.

… If the car has broken down and you put the best driver in the car, the car cannot move and the car will certainly not win a race so our concentration now is to help the Kwesi Botchwey committee and the party secretariat," Mr Spio-Garbrah said, in report by Citifmonline.com.

The former trade minister also stated that the circulating assumptions of the real cause of NDC's defeat needed to end.

Many leading members of the NDC have taken to media outlets to vent their frustrations on being in opposition.

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Following the resounding victory of the NPP over the NDC in December last year, there have been increased tensions in the NDC about the reasons why the party lost.

A 13-member committee chaired by Dr Kwesi Botchway was set up to probe the true factors leading to the party's loss, and while the report is still yet to be disclosed, the blame-game in the party has already escalated to some pointing fingers at former president Mahama.

The member of parliament for Yunyoo, Joseph Bipoba Naabu has blamed the party's loss on former president Mahama's 'incompetence' and failure to steer the party in the right direction during his tenure.

However, other members of the party have expressed optimism that the NDC will strengthen party ties and make an impressive return in 2020.

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