General News of Thursday, 19 September 2013
Source: TV3 News
Son of Ghana’s First President, Dr Sekou Nkrumah says President John Dramani Mahama lacks the kind of leadership the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is noted for.
He said President Mahama appears to be towing the same lines as late President John Evans Atta Mills, “who failed on my score sheet,” he said in an interview with TV3’s Bridget Otoo.
Speaking on Thursday, September 19, 2013 on Midday Live, the Former Coordinator of the National Youth Authority said in the current multiparty democratic dispensation, an NDC leader cannot dispense with the “June 4 revolution kind of leadership”.
“NDC was born out of the June 4 uprising and the December 31 revolution, which must have that kind of energetic leadership, which I didn’t see in the late Professor Atta Mills and I am not seeing in John Dramani Mahama,” he said.
He noted, however, that since the NDC is always comfortable with a leader in power, “it will be almost impossible to challenge John Dramani Mahama for the leadership of NDC” in 2016.
He disclosed that he has set his sights, therefore, on the seat for the 2020 Presidential Elections.
“At some point, it is not enough to criticize. You need to take that responsibility,” he asserted.