dr. Kwabena Duffuor gives economic lecture on November 29, 2021
Dela Coffie accuses Mahama loyalists of trying to get Dr Duffuor. to frustrate
Mahama cannot redeem herself – Dela Coffie
For many Ghanaians and believers in the National Democratic Congress, the selection of former President John Dramani Mahama as the party’s flag bearer for the 2024 presidential election is inevitable.
But according to a party activist, the underlining factor of this assumption is a deliberate attempt by a cult of individuals loyal to the former president to impose his candidacy on the NDC.
In a Facebook tirade, Dela Coffie has called on former President Mahama’s loyalists in the NDC, accusing them of pushing the Mahama agenda at the expense of pushing the party deeper into opposition.
While there has been no clear statement of opposition to Mr Mahama ahead of the NDC’s search for a flag bearer, the name of former Finance Minister Kwabena Duffuor has surfaced and according to Dela Coffie, a statement by Mr Duffuor to the race is only eminent.
On the back of Mr Duffuor’s possible statement, the party activist is furious at what he believes are some of Mahama loyalists’ attempts to thwart the former finance minister.
“Indeed, I get the distinct impression that Dr. Duffuor’s imminent announcement of his presidential bid is driving the Mahama camp over the edge – he’s not officially entering a competition and yet his public appearances are causing fear and panic among the public.” followers of Mahama.
“These guys seem convinced in their own comments about the value of Dr. Duffy, but they aren’t smart enough to realize that the entire Unibank saga was a political witch hunt that doesn’t even fly to court. Which leads to the threshold question of why these Mahama henchmen are so reserved and reserved about a man armed with only good intentions, and have answers capable of remedying a goddamn NDC that has nearly lost its influence under Mahama?” he noticed.
According to the outspoken NDC activist, former President Mahama cannot measure up to Dr. Duffuor in comparative terms of credentials, adding that the former president has failed to prove himself as a leader because he lost the NDC to the opposition.
“Why do they think they can take down a man whose credentials are the size of a giant? I mean, in comparative terms, can JM’s credentials measure up to Dr. Duffuor’s? As for the state of NDC, how can the opposition to Duffuor say he’s too old and can’t win when a young and agile Mahama has lost two general elections?
“Isn’t it as clear to these guys as it is to me that Mahama has failed to prove himself as a leader, and that he has been banned from the presidency?” He wrote.
He argues that after losing the two elections to the NDC, Mr Mahama has no redeeming qualities to offer. Therefore, it is not right to make any attempt to sidetrack a contender as a means of imposing Mr Mahama.
“My point is, it’s all very well to say that Duffuor is old and probably won’t win against Mahama, maybe he won’t, but what’s certain is that those who want to oppose his presidential bid, in fact, two elections have lost and no signs of improvement, so why not take a chance and try something else?The NDC members who in three years would be licking their wounds and wondering “what went wrong” must ask themselves that question while there is still time to do something about it.
“So it’s clear that, in the interest of the NDC, those elements that Dr. Duffuor must decide if they want to continue with the sniping, whining and bickering over details – which seem to be their favorite pastime.
“Admittedly, there is a serious problem within the NDC. If you were nice, you would call it blind unconditional loyalty or, even kinder, the ostrich mentality. Those of us who are not sucked into the cult of Mahama should do everything we can to fight against it,” he wrote.
However, Dela Coffie expresses the hope that NDC members will wake up to the reality in the party and that it will not be too late when the realization takes place.
dr. Kwabena Duffour, whose recent activities have been interpreted by many as the grounds for a declaration of his intention to challenge the presidency, is scheduled to deliver an economic lecture dubbed “the Ghanaian dream.”
The lecture is scheduled for November 29, 2021.