Duffour pulling out of NDC flagbearship race at the eleventh hour was needless — Kwakye Ofosu

A former deputy Communication Minister under the Mahama administration, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, has described as needless NDC presidential aspirant, Dr. Kwabena  Duffour announcing his withdrawal from the race a few hours to the elections.

According to him, Mr. Duffour had come a long way to drift away from the race.

“I don’t think that for somebody who wanted to lead the party, it was best to put the party through such difficulty,” he told Dr. Randy Abbey on Good Morning Ghana on Tuesday.

Felix Kwakye Ofosu questioned the intentions of the former Bank of Ghana Governor after subjecting his campaign team to hectic pre-election activities and procedures.

He inferred that even if Dr. Duffour did not consider a dialogue to resolving the matter an option, he could have opted for an appeal to the party’s leadership.

“I have also told you about my difficulty with the register, but we used dialogue to address it. And there are several others within the party’s leadership that can be appealed to in order that such concerns are addressed. ”

He considered a terrible loss for him had he gone ahead with the election.

He also insisted that Dr. Duffour’s decision to pull out was ill-intended if not frivolous, adding that his decision was a public declaration of how weak they were compared to their contenders.

He emphasized that his rumoured break away from the party could not have had a negative impact on them.

He called on members of the party to resort to dialogue to get their grievances addressed amicably, adding that it was about time they ignore party members who tend to blackmail the party after losing an election.

Former President John Mahama has once again won the votes of National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegates to lead the party into the 2024 presidential election.

Certified results by the Electoral Commission (EC) show Mr. Mahama polled an overwhelming 297,603 votes representing 98.9% of the total valid votes cast at the end of the NDC primaries on Saturday.

His closest contender, the former Kumasi Mayor Kojo Bonsu, polled a paltry 3,181  representing 1.1%.

By: Leonora Enyonam Annoh | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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