A prominent member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) refuted the claim that party leaders were not officially informed of a forum held in Tema on Saturday.
Talk on Top story Along with Evans Mensah, Mr. Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere reported that prior to the forum titled âSecuring the Future of the NDCâ, a letter had been written to NDC President Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, informing him of the initiative.
âIndeed, we have written to the party and we believe they have received the letter. So it will be hard for us to think or believe that the party is saying it didn’t know what we were going to do. We sent it to the president of the party, âhe said.
The comment by the former Eastern Region minister comes after Deputy Secretary General Peter Otokunor revealed that Party leaders were not informed of the event.
In an interview with JoyNews, Mr. Otokunor noted that the party leadership did not give the green light to cadres to carry out such an initiative.
But in a categorical rebuttal, Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere reiterated that the letter also invited party leaders to this forum.
Also responding to the controversial clash of the two events, he hinted that the three-day retreat organized by some NDC leaders came as a surprise to them since they had no knowledge of it.
The program in which the 2020 flag bearer, John Mahama and his vice president, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman participated, included, among other things, assessing the party’s performance in the 2020 general election, strengthening its structures and developing a reorganization strategy for victory in the next presidential and parliamentary elections.
Nonetheless, he said if they had been made aware of the program, they would have postponed their event and went to support the three-day program at full capacity.
âNo, we weren’t aware of it. We were told later that was the situationâ¦ When we sent the letter, if they called us âno, we will. You are even invited to observe â. We would have taken note of this and readjust our programs accordingly. But nothing was done, no recognition. We have simply been ignored, âhe added.