By: Raphael Apetorgbor- Daily Express
The National Youth Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Sidii Abubakar Musah has reiterated a call for complete unity by party youth groups in the wake of a humiliating defeat in the December 7, 2016 general elections.
He advised them to desist from the blame game and rather focus on defeating the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 general elections.
“Anger is not what we need now but rather unity, let us calm down, our bitterness will not bring us to power but if we remain resolute and united until next 4 years, we will be back. We don’t need to attack each other it will end up dividing us” Mr. Abubakar Musah stated when he granted audience to Accra base radio station, Onua Fm.
His comment follows the defeat of the NDC in the 2016 general elections, which saw the NPP’s flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo securing 5,716,026 votes, representing 53.85 per cent, to defeat Mr John Mahama, who managed 4,713,277 votes (44.40 per cent).
The results came as a shock to many NDC supporters who were sure of victory following the many infrastructural developments the Mahama administration had undertaken within the last 4 years.
Since the defeat, rank and file of the NDC has been engaged in blame-game, forcing the party to set up a 13-member fact-finding committee chaired by Prof Kwesi Botchwey to investigate the causes of the defeat.
Mr. Abubakar Musah refuted allegations that he performed abysmal as a youth leader for the party which cost the party’s defeat.
“I have spent time and devoted to making sure that the good news reaches every village. I was on the field, I was on top of the youth front and nobody can say I, Sidii, I didn’t do anything. It was just unfortunate that Ghanaians chose NPP over the NDC and I can tell you we are coming back, I believe that, NDC will be back. Although I still can’t recover but I am sure we will be back,” the NDC Youth Organiser said.
He maintained that the campaign field has virtually became his home as he moved about every hamlet both in the north and the south ensuring that the NDC promises and good works of the former president reached everyone.
Mr. Sidii Abuabakar Musah who was a former member of the Friends of Nana Konadu Agyemang- Rawlings (FONKAR) also denied reports that he was disrespected and undermined by some who were brought into the campaign by some unseen hands.