- Kweku Baako has stated that the opposition NDC is a "sick" party
- The journalist was reacting to recommendations made in a report by a committee led by Kwesi Botchwey
- The committee, instituted by the NDC to investigate the party's defeat in 2016, presented their report to the party leaders
Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has branded the National Democratic Congress (NDC) “a sick party”, following recommendations made by the Prof. Botchwey committee.
A 13-member committee was set up by the NDC to ascertain the cause of the party’s loss in the 2016 elections.
The committee, led by Prof. Botchwey, spent months trying to find out what actually caused the NDC’s defeat, before finally bringing out its report earlier this week.
The committee made eight recommendations, including asking the party to “undertake a peace building and healing of the country".
However, Kweku Baako believes such a recommendation was made because the NDC is “a sick party”.
“It means the party is sick and needs some medical attention,” Kweku Baako said on Peace FM.
“So, they’re putting together some doctors to examine the party to find out if it needs a surgical operation or something else. This is a sick party. This is a party that’s ailing.
"Why do you build peace if there’s peace already? There’s something wrong in the party…They're cracks in the party now”.
He also called on the NDC to make the report of the Prof. Botchwey committee public, adding that failure to do so will only cause people to make their own interpretations.
"Whether you like it or not, you’re going to be confronted with this particular challenge of people making their interpretations and deductions of the recommendations, and each time you’re confronted with that."
"Unfortunately, your rebuttal is not in the report or if it’s in the report; you haven’t shown us...Make the report public so that we see that indeed there’s integrity to the rebuttal.”
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