In 2008 the people voted for change but NDC failed to make long-lasting positive changes that were necessary to keep them in Government.

Even though the former Prime Minister was self-confident that he was doing his best in the form of transparency, on the positive side he did not show responsibility to dispatch teams for mobilisation nation-wide.

From that standpoint he could have speculated the performances and responses from the various Ministers for each constituency but that was not done. This would have led to party support groups at all levels of the society to generate more activities in many different forms and more economic project to involve people in employment opportunities.

It was a total failure for the former Government to drive supporters away from the party to allow them to drift into other political parties.  At the Convention, which took place on 30th September 2012, it was quite possible to have people in new positions without having the cause to expel certain targets from the party.

That was a serious blow to the party itself by deliberately destroying its own support.  It was suspected that the advisors including a group of women, to the Prime Minister were engulfed with selfish desires instead of manipulating vast support from the electorate especially at a time when it was close to another general elections.

The Disciplinary Committee seemed to have been delinquent in the NDC.  While there were so much disagreement and obstinate behaviour among certain members, did the Disciplinary committee make any effort to try to solve the internal problems?

The presentations made by the previous Government for the campaign of the last General elections were based on the assumption that they might have had another chance.  Should in case the people made a mistake to give them another chance, they would have continued to blame the opposition for corruption which the people already got tired of hearing the same statements over and over.

The NDC wasted a lot of time by accusing the NNP leader of corruption instead of putting programs in place to get the people involved  systematically, to prepare them to face the future dynamically.
Ironically, the NDC challenged its own motto, which says, “Let the people’s voices be heard”.  When they were in Government, on most occasions, they neglected the voices of the people.  Now that they are out of Government, how will they influence people to support them?

George Radgman

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