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Politics of Monday, 29 May 2017

Source: citifmonline.com

Kwesi Botchwey committee presents report Tuesday

The Prof. Kwesi Botchwey led committee investigating the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) woeful election performance in December 2016, is expected to submit its report to the party on Tuesday, May 29, 2017.

The committee had been touring the country and meeting with various individuals and groups to gather information for the past four months, on what accounted for its loss in the polls.

Citi News has gathered that, the final report, which will be presented to the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting tomorrow [Tuesday], suggested among other things a new direction for the NDC on the election of executives and a flagbearer.

The 13-member committee was constituted by the NDC’s National Executive Committee (NEC), and approved by its Council of Elders on December 29, 2017.

Members of the committee are;

1. Kwesi Botchwey 2. Edward Doe Adjaho (Former Speaker of Parliament) 3. Alhaji Hudu Yahaya 4. Naval Capt. Asase Gyimah 5. William Ahadzi (director of research at the NDC headquarters) 6. Ibrahim Zuberu, (Lecturer at Accra Technical University and member of NDC) 7. Razak Abu (Researcher at NDC’s Development Challenge) 8. Juliana Azumah Mensah (Former MP for Agotime-Ziope) 9. Barbarah Serwah Asamoah 10. Four (4) members from NDC parliamentary caucus (including Minority Leader)

According to the General Secretary of the party, Asiedu Nketia, who announced the setup of the committee, the committee was to “review and validate the results of the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections and find out the causes of the poor performance of the NDC in both the presidential and the parliamentary election, as well as to deal with other matter reasonably related to the above objectives and to make recommendations to the National Executive Committee about the way forward.”

The committee’s work faced a number of challenges including some youth preventing one of its meetings in the Eastern Region from being held.

The 90-day deadline given to the committee was extended by at least a month to enable it complete its work.