Election 2016 Mahama and wife cause of NDC’s defeat – Ketu South Foot Soldiers

Addressing a press conference in Aflao on Wednesday (April 19, 2017), the group argued that some utterances made by the former first couple led to apathy and subsequently the defeat.

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John Mahama and Lordina Mahama play

John Mahama and Lordina Mahama

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A pro-opposition group Action Movement of NDC have blamed the party’s defeat in the 2016 general elections on former President John Mahama and his wife Lordina Mahama.

Addressing a press conference in Aflao on Wednesday (April 19, 2017), the group argued that some utterances and actions led to apathy and subsequently the defeat.

The leader of the group, Godwin Henyo said; “The Action Movement is saying exactly what sent us to a humiliating opposition. Our executives did not spread the campaign funds in the 2016 election, instead kept them for themselves. Bad utterances from JM to nurses and party elders. The women front was broken by Lordina; JM’s wife.”

Former President John Mahama play

Former President John Mahama


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The group which is mainly made up of grassroots members of the NDC in Ketu South Constituency justified said they are making these reasons public because the leaders are not listening to them.


The Ketu South Constituency is the Electoral Commission’s largest constituency, and is also referred to as the ‘World Bank’ of the NDC.

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Godwin Henyo, said the leadership of the party must quickly put strategic measures in place in order to organise an early congress to elect a new flagbearer.

Lordina Mahama play

Lordina Mahama


Meanwhile, a fact-finding committee led by Kwesi Botchwey has been set up to find the cause of the party’s defeat and also make recommendations going forward.

In some places the committee has visited they have been attacked by some aggrieved party sympathisers.

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