WATCH OUT! "Dombo Is Rising" - Allotey Blasts 'Shifting Chairs' NDC Executives

Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs says his party will forever remain in opposition if they do not rebrand themselves to match the rising Dombo (NPP) tradition.

He sought to advise the executives at the party's headquarters to watch the activities of the ruling NPP otherwise "we will laugh at the bad side of our teeth (wrong side of your mouth)."

" . . Do we have a tradition? Now the UP/Dombo are building the three towers . . . I'm talking about Eastern Region, I'm talking about Ashanti Region,  I'm talking about Brong Ahafo Region, and we are sitting down quietly looking at them, it's a plain revival of the UP (United Party) tradition," he said.  

According to him, the current executives at the party’s headquarters played a major role in their embarrassing defeat to the NPP in the 2016 election, especially in the Central Region.

" . . If we talk some people sit at the headquarters and try to dictate to the region, I sat down quietly . . . it got to a time I organized a campaign launch and I was not even allowed to talk, even welcome address I was not allowed to give . . . I've kept quiet, I've kept my cool . . . they rather dealt directly with all our conesting candidates and not with the party, and you expect the party to win? Kwami this should be a lesson to them," he said on 'kokrokoo'.

Speaking on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ programme, Allotey Jacobs also known as the ‘Educated fisherman’ noted that, the ‘Umbrella’ fraternity needs 'vibrant' and 'radical' leaders at the party’s headquarters to ensure they win the next elections.

“We need some strong vibrant . . . Boys like Sammy Gyamfi, those guys we need at the party headquarters,” he suggested. 

"I say they should watch out, Dombo is rising . . . when we talk they say we are flirting with the NPP . . " he angrily added.

Allotey Jacobs also condemned his party’s decision to establish its ideological school known as the Ghana Institute of Social Democracy.

He alleged that the party is ‘forcing’ individuals to pay an amount to be educated on the party’s ideologies – something which was meant to be free.

“I have been seeing some messages on NDC platforms instructing people to pay GHc 150.00 to learn socialism . . . we need to reorganise ourselve, we need to rebrand ourselves, and I say they should watch out, Dombo (NPP tradition) is rising, they should watch out,” he said.