As the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) struggles to come to terms with what led to its abysmal performance in the 2016 elections, Dr. Kwabena Donkor seems to have found the cause.
Dr. Kwabena Donkor, a former Power Minister under the erstwhile John Mahama administration believes the party lost because of its continuous vilification of some high profile individuals in the society.
Citing Nana Akufo-Addo as an example, he said insults hurled at him by some elements within their ranks won him public sympathy and support.
Speaking to some TEIN members of the University of Education, Winneba, Kumasi campus over the weekend, the Pru East legislator said such attitudes made the NDC less attractive to floating voters.
He added that, such attacks were indicative that the NDC lacked the facts to counter the various promises of the NPP.
He advised that the time has come for the NDC to do introspection by going to drawing board in order to come out with good strategies.
“We have insulted pastors, religious leaders and everybody….it is when you have no concrete argument you turn to insult.
“Assuming you are a short man and NDC is always insulting short people because our opponent and now President and Commander-in-Chief of Ghana Armed Forces, Nana Akufo-Addo is short, if you are a floating voter will you vote for NDC?.
“NDC supporters alone can never win as an election. …NPP supporters alone can never win the election. …this is not rocket science.
“Assuming there is a million short people in Ghana and you are insulting short people everyday out of the Million you will be lucky to have half of them belonging to your part that will swallow their pride and still vote for you…. But those who do not belong to your party they will never vote for you.
“So please let us avoid politics of insults. …we must change our style of campaigning. …let change the trend of politics …the insults will not help.”
The disclosure by Dr. Kwabena Donkor comes at a time that the NDC is fighting the media over the true contents of the Kwesi Botwchey Committe’s report following its alleged leakage.
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