Illiterate Agents!!! Mahama Discloses Why NDC Lost 2020 Elections

02 May 2021
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Former President John Mahama has disclosed one of the reasons that might have accounted for the National Democratic Congress (NDC's) inability to win the 2020 election.

The 2020 Presidential candidate of the NDC who challenged the results of the election in court made the disclosure at an annual conference of the party's Professionals Forum on Thursday.

According to him, “every region was asked to account for its performance in the 2020 elections. They came with reports and there was one region who stated that ‘some of our party agents were illiterate, they could not read or write...and the chairman asked,  but who made them party agents?".

Adding “so it is obvious that they themselves have started doing a review of what went right or what went wrong. What they did well, leading to a positive outcome and what they could have done better”.

Two retreats

The former President further indicated that so far the main opposition party has held two retreats to analyse the party's performance in the 2020 election.

In this effort to look forward, we held two retreats. One for the Members of Parliament and I was privileged to attend that retreat with them. It was very interesting. They did a lot of soul-searching and discussed very openly the issues that had confronted them in the early days in Parliament.

“Mr. speaker was there to give a very good speech to the Members of Parliament. We held another one for the party and party executives came from all around the regions and that was also a very positive retreat. Every region was asked to account for its performance in the 2020 elections and they came with reports.

“It was obvious that they had all began to do their own reviews of what went right or wrong in their regions. You should have listened to some of the regional reports, they were very interesting.  There was one region that said some of our party agents were illiterate, they couldn’t read or write and the chairman asked, but who made them party agents?

IT Professionals

Mr. Mahama, has meanwhile, urged IT professionals in the party to "use information Technology and now IT is becoming very important in terms of transmitting results and getting results in good time to be able to undertake the political decision making that is needed. And so we will expect that you will offer your services more to the party in these critical areas".









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