- Dela Coffie argued that the walk further deepened the divisions in the party
- Party functionaries such as the founder, Jerry John Rawlings and the National Chairman, Kofi Portuphy were absent
An activist of Ghana’s largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) , Dela Coffie, blamed former president John Mahama, as well as the General Secretary of the party, Asiedu Nketia for bringing divisions into the party.
According to Coffie, the decision to organize unity walk was a bad one.
A number of party bigwigs joined the former president, John Dramani Mahama in Tamale for a Unity Walk aimed at bringing together members of the party.
Sources say that the walk was a strategy to make jumpstart a 2020 campaign agenda for the party.
Party functionaries such as General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah; Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu, former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, MP for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini, MP for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, and a former Northern Regional Minister, Moses Bukari Mabengba were present at the event.
Coffie went on to say that the walk is an indirect attempt to provide support to John Mahama in an event of him running again as flagbearer for the 2020 elections.
To him, the fact that John Mahama’s running mate in the 2016 elections, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, the founder of the party, Jerry John Rawlings, the national chairman, Kofi Portuphy and other potential flag bearers were not present creates a negative impression for the party.
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