Defeat In 2016 Elections Good Omen For NDC – Nii Lantey | Politics

Member of Parliament for Odododiodo Constituency and former Sports Minister, Nii Lantey vanderpauye has said the failure of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to retain the presidency in the 2016 elections was a good omen for the party.According to him, the “self-inflicted” defeat was important for the party because it has given members and leaders of the opportunity to know what they did wrong and to correct those mistakes. “Our self-inflicted wounds and politically suicidal actions were just too much. People who are mere mortals all of a sudden became Zeus. Among Appointees, some were more important than others. People see you and the way they look at you.”The former Sports Minister indicated that the party, while in power had executives who looked down on supporters as ‘nobodies’ hence the wrath of the supporters who in turn to punished the party in the elections.He charged leaders of the party to start showing concern for their party faithful because they hold the key to the success of the party, adding that he is optimistic that the party will wrestle power from the NPP in 2020.“Recognition, concern and care are the things they cherish most. We have tried it in Odododiodoo since the days of Nii Okaidja Adamafio and that is what is going for us. Not a miracle and not any human intelligence. Let the people believe you care! A Social Democratic Party must and should CARE. In Prof. Mills’ time, we didnt simply say, “I CARE for YOU”. We lived it by deed and action. People were made to live it and live by it. Let’s all start again, by showing CARE to our numerous supporters and Ghanaians.”Read what Nii Lantey said:I am thankful to God for His countless blessing of Political Organisation. Let’s get to work. It’s good we lost so that we would correct those mistakes that could have destroyed the party forever. Our self inflicted wounds and politically suicidal actions were just too much. People who are mere mortals, all of a sudden became Zeus. Among Appointees, some were more important than others. People see you and the way they look at you.How much more ordinary Party supporters? Time has made me accept that to lose the election was to our survival as a Party. Listening to the 1000s of our people across the country narrating their anguish in tears made me more sober and reflective. We abandoned the people who needed us most and God punished us for it.I am looking back and asking, why can’t all of us see the worth in the millions of ordinary people who brave and braze the dust, hungry but inspired to go through the forest, bushes, rivers and streams to work for us. What does it take to give a little back to them.Recognition, concern and care are the things they cherish most. We have tried it in Odododiodoo since the days of Nii Okaidja Adamafio and that is what is going for us. Not a miracle and not any human intelligence. Let the people believe you care! A Social Democratic Party must and should CARE. In Prof. Mills’ time, we didnt simply say, “I CARE for YOU”. We lived it by deed and action. People were made to live it and live by it. Let’s all start again, by showing CARE to our numerous supporters and Ghanaians.Good Afternoon! Permit me to go back into my self imposed exile of reflection . God permitting I would be back. I don’t like posting unless the spirit directs me.2020 is ours! I am seeing it within reach. Let’s together with our people, take it with love and care.