An aspiring National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress [NDC], Mr Daniel Akwasi Abodakpi says one of the reasons for the party’s woeful defeat in the 2016 elections was the scrap of the trainee allowances.
Speaking on the Platform on Peace FM, monitored by The Probe on Wednesday, Mr Abodakpi said: “We implemented some policies that we shouldn’t have implemented, [scrapping allowances of] teachers, nurses, etc.
“Those policies that we took, and I believe under pressure from our global partners ect. In the full spirit of social democratic party, I feel that we should’ve resisted [as a party].”
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According to Mr Abodakpi, the NDC government tried to justify those policies but did not hold and caused the party the loyalty and commitment of its supporters.
“We tried to justify them but it caused us the loyalty, the commitment of our natural allies,” Mr Abodakpi observed.
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The former Minister of State and Member of Parliament for Keta, in the Volta Region, thus appealed to the party’s supporters to vote for him to become the national chairman so he can restore many significant changes in the party to win power again.
Mr Abodakpi is among other contestants who are contesting the NDC national chairmanship position.