- NDC's top member, Nana Ato Dadzie has blamed Mahama's appointees for the NDC's defeat in the 2016 election
- He says the appointees were to performed creditably but faile the party woefully
A top member of the National Democratic Congress, Nana Ato Dadzie has said the party suffered a humiliating defeat in the 2016 elections because, former president Mahama sworn into office, failed appointees.
According to the former Chief of Staff, he doesn’t believe that the numerous corruption allegations labeled against the Mahama government and its top appointees caused the NDC’s woes in the election.
Nana Ato Dadzie, in a media interview called for ex-president John Mahama in 2020, insisting he believes the former leader is the NDC’s surest bid and the most reliable candidate ahead of the polls.
“To me, I think he is the best bet provided he would have learnt his lessons. He would have to agitate among his people and the populace and then come out with credible positions,” the renowned NDC lawyer said.
The NDC led then by incumbent John Mahama unexpectedly lost the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections after polling just 44.40 percent.
The then opposition leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recorded a stunning 53.85 percent of the total votes to win the election.
The NDC also lost to the NPP in the parliamentary election after it lost majority control in parliament from 148 to 106 while the NPP increased from a minority 122 to 169.
The party in a bid to re-unite the party set aside a 13-member committee to investigate the defeat by the party.
Though details of the reports are yet to be officially made public but Nana Ato Dadzie said the defeat of the NDC was caused by then government officials. He said the persons appointed by President Mahama had the capacity to excel but they failed the NDC.
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