The Eastern regional Youth Organizer for the ruling National Democratic Congress, Appau Wiredu Haruna has called on all members of the NDC and Ghanaians in general to treat with contempt a story in which he is reported to have said that the John Mahama led NDC government cannot win the 2016 elections.
Appau Wiredu Haruna, who is also the NDC’s Parliamentary candidate for New Juabeng North Constituency says he was quoted out of context by some mischievous journalists bent on creating disaffection for him.
He was “misquoted” after he addressed party branch executives and party faithful at an end of year get-together at Koforidua. The event was also to welcome the new Municipal Chief Executive nominated by the President and recently approved by the Assembly.
The NDC within the municipality had been plagued by constant infighting; a situation that led to the removal of the previous MCE.
The Parliamentary candidate tells rawgist.com that it was on this backdrop that he was addressing the NDC family. “It was a family meeting and I had to let the party within the region know that if the infighting and bickering continued, we would lose the election at that level. I was admonishing them to unite behind the party so that if elections were held today, we would win hands down”.
He explains to rawgist.com’s Bernard Buachi that “I called for all hands to be on deck and for party members to avoid complacency since the grounds is difficult. Victory will not come on a silver platter but we need to join hands and work hard to secure it so that the President himself is not overworked during the campaigns”.
News websites including adomonline.com reported the Eastern regional Youth organizer as saying “the Mahama-led government cannot win the 2016 general elections”; a reportage he has denied and criticized as irresponsible and borne out of bad faith.
He believes the government has performed very well and needs the party to be strong enough to trumpet the achievements of the government and not be complacent as the country approaches its next Presidential and Parliamentary elections.