Former National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Yaw Boateng Gyan, has revealed that there were already deep cracks within the umbrella family going into the 2016 general elections.

However, he said nobody was prepared to confront it, preferring instead, to behave like ostriches knowing very well that such attitude will not win them  power.

“To be frank with you, we (NDC) have been behaving like ostriches. There was division in the party long before the elections. This came about when we went to the polls to elect our national executives. This is where things went wrong.”

“If you look at 2008 where Ofosu Ampofo was the National Organiser and I was his deputy, there was absolute unity among the executives and that was the reason why we won power. In 2012, it was the same but there was no unity among the executives going into the 2016 elections,” he noted.

Mr. Boateng Gyan revealed this in an interaction with Akwasi Nsiah, Wednesday, on Kasapa Kasie on Kasapa 102.5 FM. He was responding to issues that contributed to the defeat of the NDC in the 2016 elections.

In his view, the party should have built bridges among the rank and file of the umbrella family before going into the general elections, stressing that failure to do that contributed a lot in the defeat they suffered in hands of their main political opponent, the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Another factor that contributed the defeat of the NDC, he added, was the neglect of the party’s faithful at the grassroots level.

Source: Kasapafmonline