A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s Council of Elders, Dr. Benjamin Kumbour has dared members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to show by evidence the number of branches they adopted and delivered during the 2020 elections.
That he said would help the party take stock of the actual gains they made during the 2020 elections.
Mr Kumbour was talking about the way forward after the party’s three (3)- day retreat in Ho in the Volta Region to discuss fallout from the 2020 elections and the way forward going into the 2024 elections.
Speaking on the programme, the NDC stalwart said the party’s policy going into the elections was for every member of the party to adopt and work towards winning a branch for the party in the Parliamentary and Presidential elections.
He revealed he did not adopt just one, but 24 branches of the party and delivered them and dared other members to show theirs if they were indeed interested in the future of the party as they claim.
“The policy of the party is adopt a branch and deliver it, I did not adopt a branch, I adopted 24 branches and I delivered all the 24 branches I want anybody who claims in is more interested in the future of this party how many branches they adopted and how many the delivered,” he said.
He advised the party to use head count of its officers at all levels through out the country as against votes cast during the elections to reach the root cause of the problem which cause their defeat in the 2020 elections.
“And let me tell you one thing I will throw to the party, If you are accessing the effectiveness of your branches, take a total list of all your constituency executive, regional executive, national executive and branch executive, do an analysis of whether we won in the polling station and by what margin of those office holders, that is the indirect way of finding out the problem”.
“I have the statistics and I can show you constituency after constituency where people voted, the NDC lost, John Mahama lost then you want to foreclose the debate and let it look like this is the way we did it,”he lamented.