The National Youth Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sidi Abubakar has been given 72 hour ultimatum by youth of the party to explain to them why he became ineffective during the 2016 campaign and affecting the entire youth wing within the party nationwide.
The Ultimatum was issued by a group called the Aggrieved Youth of NDC in an interview with Kasapa News.
” we are given Sidi three days which is 72 hours to come out and tell the NDC youth because of his negligence,selfish interest, because of inability to explore what was given to him,sabotaged or rendered incapable by external and internal forces hence the inability to work to expectation else he should keep quite and sleep and never dare to contest any position in NDC”
According to the leader of the group, Kwabena Eduful who is also the Communication officer of the party in Fanteakwa Constituency in the Eastern region, the national Youth organizer of the party failure to energize and mobilize the Youth wing during the 2016 polls, contributed significantly to the heavy defeat suffered in the just ended December 7 general election.
He said never in the history of the party has the youth wing been ineffective and less resourced during election, blaming it on the gross display of incompetency by the National Youth Organizer making him the” worse ” in the leadership of the youth wing.
The Youth wonders why their National Youth Organizer was overshadowed by his opponent in the New Patriotic Party Sammy Awuku despite his closeness to resources to enable him work.
“Sammy Awuku overshadowed Sidi Abubakar, opposition youth organizer who has no resources, what prevented Sidi to be sponsored by the government of the day so Sidi is nothing but a Failure, even the fact that John Dumelo was chosen instead of Sidi to speak at the Party launch of the Campaign in Cape Coast shows clearly, he was not in charge ”
According to the group, Sidi Abubakar has disappointed many youth in the party and will never be forgiven should he fail to provided tangible reasons to his leadership impotency exhibited during the 2016 polls.
The NDC has established a 13-member committee to investigate the cause of the party’s defeat to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 elections and make recommendations for reorganization of the party to recapture power in 2020.
The committee is chaired by former Minister of Finance and Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission, Professor Kwesi Botchway.
The group says, the causes of the party’s defeat need no probe as it is visible and known to all members of the NDC, adding that the inability of the youth wing to activate itself for the task, accounted greatly to the defeat.