Former Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs has bemoaned how the party has deviated from the principles on which it was originally founded, making it unattractive to the Ghanaian electorate.
Allotey Jacobs blamed the NDC’s defeat in the 2020 presidential election to the neglect of the grassroots.
“Participation, as we thought from the beginning of the revolution, was that, it should be inclusive; that the mass of our people from whom power is derived must not only be policy takers but must be involved in policy evolution from the grassroots.”
“It is unfortunate that even though we are the originators of that idea (formation of Unit Committees) our party today is not firmly rooted at the unit or branch level,’’ Bernard Allotey Jacobs exclusively told Reynold Agyemang on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7
Allotey Jacobs urged the NDC to return to its founding ideologies of probity, accountability, and participatory democracy if the party should be taken seriously and given power again.