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Blame Game NDC grassroots were neglected and angry - Boateng Gyan reveals

Supporters have accused some party officials of amassing wealth and doing very little to help the party’s fortune in the elections.

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Former President John Mahama

Yaw Boateng Gyan, former National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has revealed that the party suffered an excruciating defeat to the NPP in the  2016 elections because supporters of the party have been seething with anger and pointing accusing fingers at party hierarchy for the party's predicament.

Supporters have accused some party officials of amassing wealth and doing very little to help the fortune of the party in the elections.

Yaw Boateng Gyan in an interview on Kumasi-based Abusua FM said "The other issue has to do with the way and manner our people were talking to the electorate…very arrogant and disrespectful, how would we have appealed to the voters.

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"Some of us couldn’t talk because they said we have been voted out of the executive position of the party and so we shouldn’t talk…a lot of things went wrong."

He accused party officials of affluence and neglecting the grassroots supporters of the party.

play Yaw Boateng Gyan, former National Organiser of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)

 

"The NDC was much more divided than the NPP but we pretended as if all was well and decided that we talk about the NPP’s troubles," he said.

According to Yaw Boateng Gyan, the voters, not only refused to vote for the NDC, but they abstained from the polls and did not vote for the NPP as well.

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"If we had paid attention to what people, our own party people were saying, I am telling you the NDC wouldn’t have been in opposition by now," he added.

 

"The grassroots of the party were angry because they were not resourced to work for the party, rather outsiders and strangers were enjoying all the party’s resources for campaigns.

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"For example, common party bills…the party had to send people from Accra to come to my hometown in Sunyani to erect billboards when our own local people could have been engaged, so they felt sidelined and so refused to contribute their energy to the campaign," the former national organiser stressed.

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