Former Communications Minister, Edward Omane Boamah, has rejected alleged claims in the 'Professor Kwesi Botchwey's Committee Report” that he played a significant role in the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) humiliating defeat in the last elections.
Even though the report has not been made public, some media houses, notably the Daily Guide, has been serializing aspects of the report, which has made damning revelations about the conduct of some appointees close to former President Mahama.
“They have been able to push the former president’s trusted lieutenants to head committee positions for the reorganization exercise, even though these same groups of people were mentioned as contributing heavily to our disgraceful defeat on December 7, 2016,” the newspaper quoted an NDC source.
“According to him, the report had tasked the party’s leadership to assemble persons with ‘unquestionable’ backgrounds to spearhead the reorganizational process, but it is turning out that the same old faces are doing the work.
“Former President Mahama is bent on doing everything possible to ensure that he becomes the NDC 2020 flag bearer. He wants to do it without any fierce competition. As we speak, he has managed to get his loyalists like Julius Debrah, Dzifa Ativor, Prosper Bani, Nana Oye Lithur, Omane Boamah and others to take over committees formed to implement the report,” the source claimed according to the Daily Guide.
However, Omane Boamah does not believe the Botchwey Committee, which was set up to investigate the causes of the party’s defeat will come up such an incompetent report and has therefore instructed his lawyer to demand copies of the alleged report from General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah.
Below is the full statement published on his Facebook page:
“I have become aware of an unfortunate and grossly unimaginable online publication on Ghanaweb.com attributing NDC's defeat in the 2016 elections to me based on the respected 'Professor Kwesi Botchwey's Committee Report.'
I doubt that, the Committee will do such an incompetent job – information gathering and evaluation, analysis based on glaring evidence of the causal associations and causes of the outcome of the 2016 elections etc – hence I have instructed my Lawyer to write to the General Secretary of, our great party, the NDC to demand a copy of the report to enable me respond appropriately to any such spurious conclusion(s).
I have come to this painful decision in the supreme interest of our collective good as a party which is working very hard to heal, unite, reorganize, and to recapture power in 2020.
Long Live NDC!
Long Live Ghana!!
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