Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, the editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide, has said that John Dramani Mahama is not solely responsible for the defeat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 2016 presidential election.
Mahama lost badly to Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the election, garnering just 44% of the valid votes cast, compared to his rival's 53%.
In a result that stunned million of NDC supporters, the votes deficit in the election was almost one million.
Mahama, last week, took responsibility for the defeat.
"..as the general who led us into battle, I take ultimate responsibility for our losing the election and so if it will satisfy those people, blame me for the loss,” he said.
But in a reaction on Accra-based Joy FM, Kweku Baako said other NDC campaign executives contributed to the defeat.
“He [Mahama] has accepted ultimate responsibility for what happened and that’s leadership...it’s good if a leader comes out to say I take ultimate responsibility, but there is the element of collective responsibility. The conduct of some of the campaigners, the key people who were put in positions of trust all contributed to the abysmal outcome of their performance. That is obvious,” he said.
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