A former presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Arthur Kobina Kennedy, says the NPP is not a “serious” political party.
According to him, the scramble for positions barely a month after it lost a landmark election petition in court is evident that the party is politically shortsighted.
“We don’t know the mistakes of the last elections, we don’t know the mistakes of the party, we don’t know who made mistakes, we don’t know whether our message was right and we are going straight for flagbearership! We are not serious,” he stressed.
Dr. Arthur Kennedy was speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday.
As the scramble for positions in the NPP hots up, some bigwigs have openly declared their intention to contest various positions in the party.
But Arthur Kennedy said he is saddened by the current development in the party given the NPP’s bad showing in the 2012 elections.
He stated that the NPP must first acknowledge it lost the 2012 elections, do a thorough postmortem of what happened and re-strategize for 2016.
The former Communications Director for NPP's campaign team described as worrying the dwindling electoral fortunes of the party and yet nothing is being done by the national leadership to address the issue.
“Why is it that after three elections, we are winning two regions out of 10? We need to be winning about five, six or seven regions, then we will be competitive”.
In his analysis, “the same mistakes that led to our defeat in 2008 were repeated in 2012. We are all irritating the elephant”.
“We [NPP] are the natural governing party of Ghana, but we are working very hard to become a minority and I don’t understand why,” he bemoaned.
Arthur Kennedy said until the leadership of the party put its act right, winning the 2016 elections will be a figment of their imagination.
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