The Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Sulemana Braimah says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is lacking leadership in dealing with its internal wrangling.
According to him, the largest opposition party appears not to have an individual to provide direction and vision in its quest to recapture power from the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Speaking to host of Joy News’ Newsfile, Samson Lardy Anyenini, Saturday, Mr Braimah also indicated that the socialist-oriented party seems to be drifting away from its own ideologies and philosophy that gave birth to it.
“The NDC has been struggling with leadership crises over the years. I don’t think that leadership is just about electing who is a Flagbearer, who is Chairman, General Secretary and so on and just saying that these are our leaders.
“It is about what these people do that then reflect whether they are leaders or not and I think in my view that the NDC has been lacking leadership this is required to put the party where it has to be,” he said.
The MFWA boss’ comments come on the heels of a seemingly squabble within the NDC.
Some founding and leading members of the NDC organised a parallel event to that of the national executives’ retreat to demand accountability for the party’s defeat in the Election 2020 and the subsequent dismissal of its presidential petition from the Supreme Court.
This did not go down well with the NDC functional executives and other members who launched scathing attacks on the cadres for washing the party’s dirty linen in public.
But Mr. Braimah expressed worry over NDC’s inability to consciously groom leaders as well as a plan in carting a common path to regain political power.
He further bemoaned the attacks by the NDC Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi on the Speaker and NDC Members of Parliament for approving President Akufo-Addo’s ministerial nominees.
He is, however, hoping that the NDC will be able to put its house in order, mobilise its rank and file and to avoid Ghana becoming a one-party state.
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