In a recent interview on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, Abdallah Jonathan, the Upper East Regional Communications Director for the National Democratic Congress [NDC], shed light on the crucial role played by unhappy party members in determining electoral success. According to Jonathan, political parties often suffer defeat when influential members within their own ranks express dissatisfaction with the party’s performance.
Jonathan emphasized that the loss of power for political parties cannot be solely attributed to external opponents but rather hinges on the internal dynamics of the party itself.
He stated, “Political parties lose power when your own people are not happy with you. It has nothing to do with your opponents. No, no, no.”
Jonathan pointed out that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) could potentially regain power if certain disgruntled members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) are dissatisfied with the current political landscape. These signs of dissatisfaction, the NDC Regional Communication Officer argued, have already started to surface.
He further noted that over the eight-year tenure in power, it is expected that some party members will not have their expectations met. According to him, when hard work and loyalty aren’t rewarded, people get disappointed and, in turn, influence others against the party.
“A party has done eight years, and there are people who laboured for this party for a very long time. Their thinking was that within the eight [years] he would get something but nothing.”
Mr. Abdallah Salifu stressed that these dissatisfied members hold significant sway over their communities and networks. They not only abstain from casting their own vote in favor of the party but also actively discourage others from supporting it.
He explained, “That person won’t go and vote for you, and he will tell his people not to vote for you. That is how political parties get defeated.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana