A Deputy National Organizer of the outgoing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Captain (Rtd) Joshua Hamidu Akamba is denying claims that the party lost the 2016 elections to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He insists that details of collation sheets obtained from the various collation centres put the NDC ahead of the NPP indicating that the party is currently analyzing the details and will soon come public with its findings.
“A team is working on the collation sheets and when we are done, we will make the findings public so Ghanaians will know what went wrong…But we would also want Ghana to move forward. We will not organize a demonstration at Obra Spot to hold this country at ransom. We will give Nana Addo the opportunity to blame us or have excuses if he’s unable to fulfill his promises. We will rather help him to achieve whatever he is going to achieve for Ghanaians to benefit. So for us as a party, we will come out and make our findings clear to Ghanaians, state our position on the matter and what we want is that, we want Ghana to move forward.’’
According to him, the NDC has never lost any election in the country but is optimistic the party will stage a strong comeback to snatch power from the NPP in 2020 and will not hit the streets in protest despite its findings.
He admits the margin is wide but he believes something fundamentally went wrong for which reason the NDC is exiting power and therefore want party supporters to keep calm while its leaders investigate what went wrong leading to its defeat at the polls.