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Group tells NDC executives: step down for us to investigate NDC's defeat in the 2016 polls

By Clement Edward Kumsah
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A pro-NDC think tank, Crusade for Probity and Accountability (CPA) has asked The National Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to relinquish their respective positions to allow for an independent inquiry into what accounted for the worrying defeat of the NDC in the just ended December polls.

According to sources within the think tank, the group is alleged to be aligned with former President Rawlings.
The Convener of CPA, Dr. Kwesi Djokoto, said, “In the interest of the party, the national party leadership should offer the best Christmas gift to the party, especially its grassroots supporters, by communicating to the Council of Elders their decision to step aside en bloc at the earliest day possible.

“This will trigger the much-needed inquest into the activities of the party at the branch, constituency, regional and national levels that led to the miserable defeat. An accurate diagnosis is the first step towards recovery,” he exclaimed.

Crusade for Probity and Accountability CPA also alleged that “On election day, thousands of supporters were stranded and eventually did not vote as a result of very poor transport arrangements.”

The pro-NDC think-tank added that “there had been countless complaints of the party structure being ignored in numerous instances, the above were symptoms of a malfunctioning system which were broadly left unaddressed by leadership. The performance by the NDC in this year’s elections will go down as the most abysmal and dreadful by any major political party in the history of Ghana. The picture of the monumental failure is even clearer when it is compared to the 2012 performance of the NDC.”

The Crusade for Probity and Accountability also revealed “The national leadership of the party through deceit almost led the teeming supporters of the NDC on a needless collision course which could have resulted in casualties.”