The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has predicted that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government will fail due to seeming divisions within the party.
Speaking at the NDC’s silver jubilee lecture held on Thursday, the Nadowli Kaleo MP said the seeming divisions within the NPP if not resolved, will also hinder Ghana’s economic growth.
“…With what is happening…you [NPP] cannot develop Ghana and mark it, very soon they will start fighting among themselves.”
Mr. Bagbin called for an objective introspection into the NDC’s loss and effective measures that can guide the party back into power.
He said the party can return to power only after it reverts to its earlier values that made it a better choice for Ghanaians, years ago.
“It is for us to do an introspection and try and put a system in place to prevent a third world war… We need to go back for the earlier values. You cannot have democracy without creating the culture of integrity and that is the true genesis of our party but we are jettisoning all,” he said.
He further stated that, the party’s current predicaments demand that its members introspect and work to restore its earlier values of probity and accountability.
The NDC was defeated in the December 2016 polls when its candidate and incumbent President, John Dramani Mahama polled 4,713,277 votes (44.40%) against the NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo’s 5,716,026 votes (53.85%).
Mr. Bagbin’s comments follow former President, Jerry John Rawlings’ assertion at the 38th June 4th revolution anniversary, that Ghanaians voted out the NDC because of sickening greed, selfishness and corruption which according to him, are contrary to the values upheld by the NDC.
“Nobody is saying don’t make money, make it good and clean; but not some of the ones I know; sickening, that kind of greed and selfishness, look at where it landed us. Or is it because this government is not behaving the way Kufuor did in his time, so we think we are okay? I know what’s going on. I know some of the things they are running into,” he said.