General News of Monday, 20 February 2017
The National Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Sidii Abubakar Musah is worried people especially the youth wing of the party continue to heap blames on him as though he was the chief architect of the party’s defeat.
He has categorically stated that every member of the party should share in the blame for its abysmal performance which has thrown the party into opposition and not him alone.
According to him, he has on several occasions explained why he was not effective during the 2016 campaigning period reiterating the fact he had been sidelined by the structure that worked on the whole exercise.
Despite these explanations he observed, many continue to tongue-lash him for things he has not done appealing to the youth in particular to stop blaming him for the defeat of the party in the 2016 election.
‘Every member and leader of the NDC contributed to the defeat of the party and therefore it would be unfair for the youth to blame me alone’, he said Mr. Sidii Musah has come under a barrage of criticisms from the youth of the party for being ineffective and inefficient compared to his colleague Sammy Awuku of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who was a major force to reckon with.
The NDC stalwart claims he was starved of logistics and literally neglected because the youth wing was not factored into the national campaign structure hence his inability to function as expected by the youth who reposed confidence in him and made him their National Youth Organiser.
Even though he claimed he gave off his best, he adds that situations beyond his control impeded his plans to garner votes at the grassroots for the party saying party structure failure also played a major part.
“This is the first time a campaign team was set up and the National Youth Organizer was not part of it. I tried as much as possible to control and make sure that we channeled all programmes towards the youth but if you have been taken off maybe is a strategy failure,” Sidii told Accra-based Radio Gold.
He dismissed assertions that he was ineffective hence his neglect in the former President John Dramani Mahama 2016 Campaign Team.