Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin has attributed the 2016 general election defeat of the NDC to former President Mahama.
According to Bagbin, John Mahama surrounded himself with disrespectful and political greenhorns and that affected the fortunes of the NDC at the 2016 general election.
Speaking exclusively to Ghana News Agency (GNA), the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, insisted that ‘immature Mahama appointees’ used insults to cut off the President away from the experience elders of the NDC.
“A sheep had led a pride of NDC lions into defeat because the President had surrounded himself with disrespectful political greenhorns who insulted everybody and cut him off from the leadership of the party,” Bagbin said.
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The politician also alleged that the NDC failed woefully in power under Mahama because the government which abandoned the party, also abandoned the pillars of NDC’s style of politics.
“As a party, we have been so unfair to our own media. My heart bleeds that we had been in power for eight years and it was under our reign that our own newspapers, such as The Enquirer and the Palaver collapsed. Today, where is The Republic, where is The Ghanaians Voice? Even Montie is struggling to come back on air,” The maverick politician lamented.
Alban Bagbin added that one of the woes of the NDC was because it allowed the NPP to capture and control the media landscape and all other important media outlets.
“It is not that we do not have technocrats in the NDC, we have, but the NPP attracts more. And even the ones that we have, we are pushing them away because we think politics is a matter of charity,” he said.