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General News of Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Source: adomonline.com

Kwesi Botchwey report under ‘lock and key’ – Koku

Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in charge of operations, Koku Anyidoho has stated that the 455-page report on circumstances that led to the party’s disgraceful defeat in 2016 remains a classified document.

He has therefore cautioned the citizenry to be wary of media portals inviting readers into details of the Kwesi Botchwey report.

The 13-member Kwesi Botchwey Committee constituted and mandated to investigate what caused the embarrassing defeat of the NDC at the 2016 polls yesterday.

The team presented a 455-page report to the National Executive Council detailing the party’s shortfall hence defeat.

But according to Mr Anyidoho, the investigative team submitted only one copy of the final report to Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary of the party hence media reports detailing the cause of NDC’s 2016 defeat with regards to the Kwesi Botchwey report should be overlooked.

“It’s just one copy. It’s very tight. The General Secretary has the document under lock and key. There is no way someone will have a scope. You should debunk all media headlines on the matter…” he said on Accra based Okay FM on Tuesday.

With the way forward, he disclosed the executives of the party will heed to the voices and recommendations from the grassroots participants right to the prime members of the NDC party.

“As executives we will listen to the recommendations from the ground level as expected since it basically entails their views…” he said.

When questioned if the NDC party is dead from the political atmosphere, Mr Anyidoho said as no man can live with his or her head cut off; the NDC party has its political heads intact to win political power from the opposition NPP in 2020.

“As there is no way alive with their head cut off then the NDC party isn’t dead because it has a head. If the Head of the party is cut off then the party is dead. We will look at the generalized issues to bring the party back to power. Daily guide has heard something from somewhere. The report has just come to us…” he explained.