Former Deputy General Secretary of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Baba Jamal says the National Chairman of his party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo did not err when he said that former President John Dramani Mahama offers direction in the party.
According to The Informer Newspaper's Monday, June 14, 2021 edition, recent utterances by the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo have strongly pointed to the fact that he is not really in charge of the party as demanded by the party’s Constitution.
Mr Ofosu Ampofo is reported to have said that he and the party look up to former President John Dramani Mahama for instructions and direction regarding the activities of the party.
Reacting to The Informer publication on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, the former Member of Parliament(MP) for Akwatia Constituency said that the National Chairman of the NDC at all times is the leader of the party until a Presidential Candidate is elected to lead the party into a general election.
“If you come to the NDC, at all times, the Chairman of the party is the leader of the party until we vote for a Flagbearer. The moment we vote for a Flagbearer, he or she becomes the leader of the party. If he wins an election to become the President, he continues to be the leader of the party, but if he or she does not win the election, the leadership of the party revert to the National Chairman of the party," he explained.
He reiterated that since former President John Dramani Mahama was not successful in the 2020 general election, the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo per the party’s Constitution is the leader of the party.
He, however, pointed out that the reporter of The Informer Newspaper was not wise enough to understand the statement of the NDC National Chairman when he said that the party looks up to John Mahama for inspiration and directions as the only surviving former President of the NDC and also in terms of experience.
“What Ofosu Ampofo said is simple logic. He premised what he said on the fact that John Mahama is the only surviving President of our party and for that matter, we look up to him for inspiration and direction. In terms of experience, John Mahama has it.
“It only means that as the only surviving President of our party, he has a lot to offer the party and so he respects his opinion and he takes inspiration from him. All of us, we will continue to revere him and it does not mean that he [Ofosu Ampofo] takes instructions from him [John Mahama],” he said.
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