In another pain, Central Regional Chairman of the NDC, Bernard Allotey Jacobs has called on the leadership of the party to blame their defeat in the Central Region on their failure to fix the problems that came with the distribution of outboard motors in the coastal communities.
Mr. Jacobs in an interview on Tuesday said the party had problems with the distribution of the outboard motors and premix fuel in the coastal communities, hence the resolve of the people to vote the NDC government out of office.
“The failure to solve the premix issue was a main cause of the NDC defeat, out of nine constituencies along the coastal belt, NDC won only two, Cape Coast South and KEEA, even in Cape Coast it was marginal. The only seat that showed gratitude was KEEA,” he said.
The ruling government, prior to the elections had problem with the constitution of the premix committee.
The fisher folks cautioned President John Dramani Mahama to tread cautiously in his appointment of people to the National Premix Committee.
They warned that the President risked destroying the fishing industry further if he failed to appoint incorruptible persons to manage the affairs of the industry.
And the failure to handle this threat, Allotey Jacobs said caused their defeat in the coastal constituencies which hitherto were NDC strongholds.
The coastal communities, he said, signaled their preparedness to vote against the NDC when candidates supposed to be NDC sympathisers during the district assembly elections lost miserably.
“NDC started losing the election after losing the district assembly elections, I predicted that losing massively in the district assembly elections was a precursor of what lay ahead.
I told them but no one bothered and that is why we are where we are currently,” he said.