An aspirant for National Chairman position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Nii Armah Ashittey says incumbent Samuel Ofosu Ampofo got it wrong when he withdrew the party from the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
Speaking in an interview with Sena Nombo on the Gold Morning Conversation, the former Greater Accra Regional Chairman said the decision was ultimately responsible for the brutalities that the NDC suffered in some constituencies which led to the loss of 8 lives, injuries to others and the forceful takeover of some constituencies that the party claims to have won at the polls.
National Chairman of the NDC Samuel Ofosu Ampofo on 31 January 2019 addressed a press conference to announce the withdrawal of the party from the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election after some persons clad in khaki uniforms, conveyed in police vehicles attacked key members of the party leaving some with permanent injuries.
While Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has been applauded in some circles for averting chaos with his decision, his own General Secretary and competitor Johnson Asiedu Nketia in a recent interview alleged that the decision to withdraw from the elections was the unilateral decision of the Chairman who failed to follow laid down party structures and processes in arriving at the decision.
Nii Armah Ashittey who is aspiring to be the next National Chairman of the NDC in the ongoing internal elections of the party, said Samuel Ofosu Ampofo’s decision was unfair to those who suffered serious assault at the hands of their khaki wearing abusers.
He said he would have issued a rallying call to all party members in Greater Accra to converge at Ayawaso West Wuogon ready to do battle for the party.
The National Chairman Aspirant said the decision to withdraw from the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election emboldened the NPP to replicate their violence in 2020 elections.