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07-Feb-2017  
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A soul-searching exercise has been commenced by the National Democratic Congress to investigate reasons the New Patriotic Party beat them in landslide during the 2016 general elections.

The party has formed an Election Review Committee to be chaired by Prof. Kwesi Botchwey; to review and validate reasons they may find in the course of the exercise. The 13 member committee is expected to begin their work in the Greater Accra region next week beginning with the Madina and Adenta constituencies.

Based on the committee’s itinerary, a former parliamentary candidate for Bawku Central and a leading member of the NDC, Alhaji Ibrahim Dori has called on them to have a special session with their Founder and former President Rawlings before starting their nationwide consultations.

According to Alhaji Dori it was necessary for the committee to reach out to their founder first because it would only take a person like him to help the NDC weave its way back to power.

Speaking to Peacefmonline.com, the NDC scribe noted that: “the founder of the party on several occasions reechoed the possibility of NDC loosing this elections but his outburst never received any rapt attention from leadership of the party.

Ex President J. J Rawlings, a grassroot man seems to know in details most of the fundamental mistakes, actions and inactions of the party that led to our defeat. When you listening to him on various platforms, you get the conviction that he indeed knows what he is talking about”.


 





Alhaji Dori

In an address to the press at the NDC’s headquarters, Prof. Botchway stated that the committee shall receive statements and testimonies through interviews, focus groups, letters, audio recordings, and other forms of information gathering.

He mentioned that their mandate is to review what happened to make recommendations based on what they will gather from their work.

The committee he noted has been structured into three groups for purposes of conducting consultations and hearing across the country.

But before embarking on the mission, Alhaji Dori entreated them to do a one on one with their founder first before publishing a final report.

“I'm therefore appealing to the committee to have a one on one with the founder of the party Jerry Rawlings, solicit his views and take cognizance of what he says and factor it into the final report as we patiently wait for the report”, he said.

The committee is expected to conclude its work in 90 days.
 
Source: Chris Joe Quaicoe/ email: [email protected]
 
 

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