Speaking to Class News’ parliamentary correspondent, Ekow Annan, on the reasons for the NDC’s electoral loss, Mr Naabu noted that Mr Mahama appointed inexperienced persons as ministers which affected the party’s fortunes even in their strongholds.
“The arrogance of most of the ministers was very serious and it affected us in the elections. I don’t want to mention names. I know a minister told a former MP that that MP was not qualified to be a minister. That was why he was not made a minister, and he was qualified that was why he was made a minister, which was not good,” he stated.
“Most of the ministers that were appointed under NDC were young boys who had not been able to even settle down well. Some of them just came from school and they couldn’t rent a chamber and hall by themselves, they could not buy even a bicycle, but when they were made deputy ministers and ministers, within a year or two they were riding in posh cars but they had no experience and that affected us.”
“In the vice president’s constituency we lost, President Mills’ constituency we lost, in the Central Region we lost, in the constituency of the Minister for Education, in General Mosquito’s constituency we lost, Hanna Tetteh’s constituency we lost, Mark Woyongo’s constituency we lost, Baba Jamal’s constituency we lost, because of arrogance. Some of the ministers were brought from nowhere. I don’t know how the president even appointed them. And the president did not appoint people who deserved to be appointed... The President went and brought outsiders and why wouldn’t we lose? That’s why we lost. His appointments were very bad.”