The Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), George Lawson, has described Members of Parliaments (MPs) from the party who lost in the just ended polls as lazy and failed to live up to their mark.
He said the defeated MPs failed to work hard and as a result were rejected by constituents for their ill performance and wondered why they would turn round to be blaming the economy for their woes.
He was responsing to claims by former Interior Minister and MP for Navrongo Central, Mark Owen Woyongo that high cost of living and failed promises triggered his defeat.
But the NDC Deputy General Secretary in an interview yesterday insisted that “Mr. Woyongo did not work hard as an MP”.
“In fact all those MPs who lost their seats did not perform well because they failed to work hard.
I will therefore wish to advise them to keep their mouths shut and let us evaluate the way forward. If they had worked hard we would not have been where we are.”
He observed that the high numbers of independent candidates from the party also affected its electoral fortunes as these candidates divided the votes of the party’s candidates paving way for the NPP to win in these areas.
He disclosed that the party would evaluate the cause of the electoral defeat in order to inform the supporters and chart a new path ahead of the 2020 general election.
“A lot of lessons were drawn from the defeat and we will regroup, restrategise, reorganise and bounce back come 2020. Let me take this opportunity to congratulate the President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.”
The NDC lost 52 of its parliament seats in the election while the NPP added 46 seats. The NDC now has 104 MPs and the NPP 171.