Appointees of Mahama to blame for NDC's defeat- Nana Ato Dadzie

By Emma Wiafe

The Mahama administration failed to secure a second term in office partly because his appointees did not deliver.

Leading member of the NDC and lawyer Nana Ato Dadzie says although former President John Dramani Mahama selected persons deemed competent into his government, the appointees did not work to the expectation of Ghanaians who were yearning for positive chances in their socio-economic wellbeing.

Speaking in an interview on JoyNews, Nana Ato Dadzie who supports a comeback for the former president in the 2020 elections, expressed the hope that President Mahama would pick lessons from his mistakes to become a better leader if he get another opportunity.

Leaders of the NDC have been on a fact finding mission since losing the 2016 to ascertain the reasons for their historic defeat at the hands of the NPP. A committee constituted to investigate, led by former finance minister Dr. Kwesi Botchwey last week presented its findings to party executives. The committee recommended among others the strengthening of the NDC's election collation system and more consultation with the intellectual backbone of the party.

It is not known if Nana Ato Dadzie’s suggestions are contained in the report, which is yet to be made public.

The lawyer who is of the firm belief that former President Mahama stands the best chance of regaining power for the NDC, prescribes a closer association between Mr Mahama and the larger population for feedback on the performance of his appointees if he gets another chance.