- The 455-paged Kwesi Botchwey report was presented to the NDC on June 19
- The NDC secretary has dismissed claims by some media houses that report was released to them
- He states the party's leadership have decided to keep the report hidden
The National Executive Council of National Democratic Congress, have decided to not release the full report by the Kwesi Botchwey Committee.
According to the deputy secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho, the party leadership unanimously agreed that the full findings paper should be kept from the media and the general public.
Even though some media houses have declared that they are possession of the full report, Mr. Anyidoho has debunked these claims.
In a report by Peace FM, the NDC secretary stated these are false reports, adding: "They can keep on making themselves happy. The report is not out and all those stories out there claiming it’s from the report are totally false. We [NDC] will go by the party’s structures. So any attempt to make the report public means we are disrespecting the party’s structures. So please we are not going to put it out."
The NDC following their 2016 election defeat, initiated a 13-member committee chaired by Prof. Kwesi Botchwey, with the task of finding out the factors that led to their loss at the elections.
During the earliest part of the year, the committee visited the many branches of the party across the country, gathering information on what cost the party its win.
On Monday, June 19 at the party's National Headquarters in Accra, Kwesi Botchwey presented a 455-paged report to the leadership of the NDC.
The report, titled 'Listening to the voice of the Grassroots,' highlighted the areas where the party lost its faithful, while making some recommendations on what the party should do to gain back their supporters.
Among them is a proposed healing tour, where the party should select 'credible and eminent' party members to lead the tour.
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