In a statement signed by the party’s national chairman and leader, Kofi Portuphy, the NDC expressed concern about the tendency of supporters to take to the media on the circumstances leading to the party’s loss in the 2016 elections and who may have contributed to the loss.

 

 

The National Executive Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called for calm from party members after weeks of media attacks and mudslinging.

In a statement signed by the party’s national chairman and leader, Kofi Portuphy, the NDC expressed concern about the tendency of supporters to take to the media on the circumstances leading to the party’s loss in the 2016 elections and who may have contributed to the loss.

 

It said the use of the media to rundown fellow party members “is rather unfortunate and must end.”

“The Committee headed by Prof. Kwesi Botchwey has been constituted by the Party to go round the country to among others talk to the grassroots and report on the circumstances leading to the 2016 defeat with the view to defining the viable pathway to reorganize and recapture political power in 2020,” the statement said.

 

The statement comes a day after the Kwesi Botchwey committee had called for truce after weeks of bickering and mudslinging.

The committee urged party members to stop engaging in on-air recriminations and finger point, saying it has the potential to discredit the committee’s work.

 

A senior lecturer at the University of Education Winneba Dr Ahmed Jinapor has attributed the crisis to what he calls“leadership vacuum.”

“There seems to be a leadership vacuum. Leadership vacuum in the sense that if I am right, I stand to be corrected, if a political party like the NDC of its nature when it is in opposition it is the National Chairman who takes over the party. But today, I haven’t heard of the national chairman speak,” Dr Jinapor told Radio Ghana’s “Behind the News.”

“As we speak the former president hasn’t spoken regarding what has happened even though a body has been mandated to look at the affairs of the NDC regarding what led it losing. And even then, as we speak, people are still making noise,” he added.

 

Source: pulse.com.gh