THE CONSPIRACY IS DEAD ON ARRIVAL
I have observed with dismay a host of party faultfinders seeking to apportion blame of the pale parliamentary results the party witnessed in the just ended 2020 elections. They assert, as they do forcefully, that some party national executives shielded, pushed and protected some candidates.
They also falsely posit that some unmarketable parliamentary candidates were superimposed on the electorates. Shockingly for me, some of such empty accusations are directed at the industrious General Secretary of the party, Mr John Boadu. I stand to debunk such erroneous claims and clear the dew hovering around this accusation. I address them on the following grounds;
1. The Party’s General Secretary is my immediate boss. I share a close and “father and son” relationship with him for years. He will give me whatever he can humanly afford. I contested the Aowin Constituency parliamentary ticket and lost narrowly to honourable to E.K Osei. He did not protect me nor accorded me any preferential treatment as one of his close aides. He allowed a level-playing ground and encouraged me to campaign on my strength.
2. Secondly, Mr. Collins Nuamah, Director of Finance at the Party Headquarters, is his close pal of many decades. They go way back to their student days and have been together till now. When Mr Nuamah made unsuccessful attempt to contest, John Boadu wished him and stopped short at doing anything that will tilt the rule of the game in favour of his friend. However, Collins Nuamah later pulled out of the race on personal grounds.
3. Mr. Eric of Assin South is another classical example. Mr Eric is a family member of the chief scribe. He received no special backing from his brother during the contest.
I dare say, if John Boadu chose not to give me or Mr Collins Nuamah or Mr. Eric any special political fortifications, then he will do it for nobody else. I know my boss through and through and his intergrity is unassailable.
The NPP is a serious party and will necessarily do some postmortem assessment of the electoral performance that has made many a people too unhappy. Verily, these are the machinations of some detractors who are seeking to engage in the ancient proverbial theatrics of “giving the dog a bad to hang it”.
The General Secretary does not operate suo moto. He implements resolutions that come from the National Council, Steering Committee and National Executive Committee. He initiated many mechanisms to ensure that no local impediments were put on the way of any party person who seek to contest. He opened the window for forms to be picked at the National headquarters to avoid the situation where aspirants are denied forms.
Let’s not rush to trade unjustifiable blames. Let’s keep our focus, assess the matters critically, right our wrongs and draw a roadmap to a better chapter.
(Aide to the Gen. Sec.)