NDC lacked good message in 2016—Prof Alabi

Prof Alabi

Prof Alabi

A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and a presidential hopeful, Professor Joshua Alabi has stated that the NDC party did not have a compelling message during the 2016 elections.

He explained that the numerous praises about the various infrastructural exploits attained were not enough to woo majority of Ghanaians to vote for the party.

Prof Alabi noted that the NDC was voted out of office because the message preached by the Mahama-led administration did not address the pressing needs of the people.
According to Mr Alabi, the NDC was too focused on priding itself with the infrastructural successes it chalked, forgetting that the populace had other needs to be attended to.

“Our message was not right at all, it was very simple, we did a lot of infrastructure and they were there for the citizenry to see.
“It is like few years ago the needs of the people in the rural areas were electricity but now it is no more their need, it has shifted.
“When you go and tell them that few years ago you gave them electricity to vote for you, they will look at you and laugh because it is no more their need,” Prof Alabi stressed.

He indicated that the NDC was voted out of office because the people did not accept the party’s message though the Mahama-led administration did its best, the people did not believe that those exploits were good enough to deserve a second term.

“The people didn’t accept what you did so they voted us out, they believe that we didn’t deliver, that is why they voted us out.
For me, he (John Mahama) did his best but we have to go to the people to tell us whether collectively we have done well because we did a lot of things and when we went to tell them what we have done, we thought that based on that they will vote for us,” he said.

Prof Alabi was the Member of Parliament for the Krowor Constituency in the Greater Accra Region from 1997 to 2001 and a member of the Business Committee of Parliament as well as a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Food and Agriculture during that period. –ghanaweb.com

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