Politics of Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Source: Kwame Danso Dapaah
An aide to the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Andy Owusu, has taken a swipe at former President John Mahama asking Voltarians in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to blame the latter for the outcome of party’s just-ended 9th National Delegates Congress held at the International Trade Fair Centre on Saturday, 17 November.
According to him, as part of heinous schemes to ensure founder and leader of NDC, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings becomes redundant in NDC, Mr. Mahama sponsored delegates in NDC to vote against candidates contested to become national executive members of NDC ahead of the 2020 polls.
“Voltarians in NDC can vent their anger on John Mahama because he is the very person who bribed delegates in NDC not to vote for people coming from Volta Region”, Andy Owusu alleged when he spoke to journalists in Kumasi.
Meanwhile, a former First National Vice Chairman of NDC, Anita De-Soso
is concerned all aspirants from the Volta Region have lost out in the party’s 9th National Delegates Congress.
Anita De-Soso said it is a cause for worry that “there is no Voltarian in the game…” urging the party to subject the outcome to deep thinking.
The Volta Region is said to be the World Bank of the opposition NDC as the party garners the majority of its votes from the region during general elections.
Mrs De-Soso who told Joy News she had lost out on the National Organiser position even before the results were declared said she is happy because, after 39 years in politics, she ventured into a male-dominated area.
She said those who have gotten the mandate to serve should do their best and urged the party members to unite towards victory in 2020.
“There were few women against 23 men contesting for different positions…if that is what they [delegates] want so be it…I have made my name and I will continue to enjoy myself in the party,” she said.
She said no one should feel slighted for losing out but respect the decision of the delegates.
She called on the new leaders to lace their boots and know that the race toward election 2020 has already begun