The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sagnarigu, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini, wants the finger pointing at former President John Mahama to cease, in the wake of growing intra-party tensions in the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
As the Dr. Kwesi Botchwey-led committee aimed at diagnosing the party’s loss in the December 2016 elections continues its work, there have been allegations of the misappropriation of campaign funds with some saying Mr. Mahama hijacked campaign funds and marginalized the party.
But the Sagnarigu MP, speaking on the Eyewitness News’ Point Blank segment, rubbished such claims.
“I don’t think that anybody would say that the President marginalized anybody from the campaign. How would anybody say he marginalized the party when the General Secretary was the leader of the campaign team. Kofi Adams was the Campaign Coordinator and important segments of the party were involved in the campaign.”
“How are you running a campaign and not having access to resources? How can you be living by the river and wash your hands with spittle?” Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini quizzed.
He further suggested that, some of these unfair allegations were borne out of frustration at the party’s loss in the election.
“To lay it at the doorsteps of President [Mahama] and say that he deliberately marginalized anybody and kept resources from people is not a fair thing to say now. It is just because we lost power and people can come out with all these rationalizations.”
Mr. John Mahama is convinced the NDC will “bounce back in 2020, and has said members of the party must help to strengthen the party’s base to ensure that it returns to power, a point Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini agrees with.
“If the NDC is able to put its act together and were able to reorganize, I can tell you the machinery that we will have in 2020 will be a formidable one that will catapult us back into power,” the MP said.
By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana
Published on 22 March 2017 | 6:02 am at Source