Politics of Sunday, 24 August 2014
Aspiring National Organizer of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, says the party must vote out its national organizer Yaw Boateng Gyan if it wants to win the 2016 elections.
Kofi Adams says the organisational structure of the party is weak and may cost the NDC the elections if Mr. Boateng Gyan is not replaced.
He told Joy News’ Seth Kwame Boateng that the National Organiser does not even know his work.
“My strong feeling, together with many other persons, is that there is a weak link at the organisational sector of the party and if I come in there, I will be able to coordinate this effective machinery that we already have to give us an assured victory in 2016,” Kofi Adams said.
According to him, the weakness “is all over” and that “even when you interview the National Organizer and ask him what he has done he will tell you I have shared cars, I did this I did that, that is not the work of an organiser straight away that is the work of the General Secretary and the National Treasurer so it means you have an organizer who seriously doesn’t understand his work.”
“You have an organizer who thinks that the work of the Director of Elections is his work so he’s left out what critically he is supposed to do.”
He cited that in the 2012 elections, “if the various groupings had not emerged to take centre stage of the campaigns, it would have been very difficult for us,” and stressed that none of these were engineered by Yaw Boateng Gyan.
Kofi Adams noted that he has no problem with the National Organizer stressing “Yaw Gyan is one of my best friends on the executive. If Yaw Gyan was really doing well, I wouldn’t go there,” but warned if he is not changed, it will affect the fortunes of the party in the 2016 elections.
Joy News contacted Yaw Boateng Gyan, but he has declined comment.