‘We’ve learnt from Election 2016 defeat’

Nii Kpakpo Addo

Nii Kpakpo Addo

A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) legal team, Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo is confident the massive restructuring and shake-ups at all levels of the party should disturb the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to panic.
He noted that the ‘attractiveness’ the party had built for itself in recent times, coupled with the exuberant crop of leaders the grassroots members had so far endorsed at various levels would yield results for the party and simultaneously, ‘end’ the reign of the government in the 2020 polls.

“The NDC didn’t use to attract the middle class, it is more of ordinary people, will prefer to identify themselves as NPP people than NDC people but that has changed, now we wear our badge with pride, it’s no longer hiding behind the scene and advocating from the shadows, you can see that they have taken up positions and leading the party now.

“The party has become very attractive, that is a big plus because there are lots of new ideas, energy, and learnt from our mistakes, what were the major challenges that caused the defeat in 2016?  The biggest issue was the disconnection between the party and the government.

“We’ve never had where the higher ranks of the party will actually go round and campaign for themselves in respect of  regional and national executive positions, it’s always been the case the flagbearership level but not the branch levels.

“I can understand the panic and fear in the NPP because if after beating us with so called 1 million votes, this is not a party that has gone into comatose, this is a party that has bounced back, is energised, a party that has people who are ready to sacrifice and ensure that the party comes back to power, they must be in trouble.

“It’s a realisation the grassroots have taken back their party, they have decided to have a say in who leads them, what will happen when we are in power, this is grassroots revolution, they elected a chairman who they believe will deliver whatever it is they have said they will to the Professor Botchwey Committee.

“We have elected executives we feel understand the charge that has been given to them, the charge is very simple, win 2020 elections, that is the mandate, and ensure the grassroots voice is heard,” Nii Kpakpo Addo assured. –ghanaweb.com

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