A lecturer at the History and Political Science Department, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr Kwasi Amakye–Boateng has called on National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters to reject their current leadership.
He argued that the current leaders including the party’s 2020 presidential candidate John Dramani Mahama, National Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia have not shown quality leadership before and after the last general election.
According to him, after the elections, these leaders did not show exemplary leadership when they deceived party supporters about the election, fuelling protests across the country with irate supporters burning tyres on the streets and others attacking the police.
Apart from the unnecessary protests, he said some leaders of the NDC threatened the peace of the country for threatening to prevent the inauguration of the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Against this backdrop, he indicated that there is the need for a total overhauling of the leadership of the leadership of the largest opposition party.
“Some people in the NDC threatened to prevent the inauguration of the President, some even said they will cause mayhem whiles other said they will hit the streets and shoot. Sadly enough, none of the leadership of the NDC came out to condemn these threats and call on their supporters to desist from violence. Infact NDC should overhaul its leaders, they have brought the name of the party into disrepute, all of them including President Mahama. They should let them all sit at home and bring new faces,” he said in an interview.