The National Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sidii Abubakar Musah will not be seeking reelection as the party rolls out its timetable to elect ward, constituency, regional and national executives respectively.
He will be serving the party in a different capacity but will not seek for reelection for his current position.
The aftermath of the party’s 2016 electoral defeat saw various youth groups in the NDC descend on Mr Musah for not living up to their expectation compared to his colleague, Sammy Awuku of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who became a force to reckon with.
They demanded answers from him for failing to marshal forces using the youth wing to win the polls describing his tenure as one of the poorest in the annals of the party.
But Mr Musah in response claimed he was starved of logistics and literally neglected because the youth wing was not factored into the national campaign structure hence his inability to function as expected by the youth who reposed confidence in him and made him their National Youth Organiser.
Even though he maintained that he gave off his best, he explained that situations beyond his control impeded his plans to garner votes at the grassroots for the party insisting that party structure failure also played a major part.
Mr Musah dismissed assertions that he was ineffective hence his neglect in the former President John Dramani Mahama 2016 campaign team.
“Even though my hands were tied I initiated several programmes including ‘Special Operations’ to canvas for votes for the then President John Dramani Mahama who was the NDC presidential candidate.
“We could have done better if the party hierarchy included my team to the party’s 2016 campaign team.
“All aggrieved supporters of the party must put the past behind them and work assiduously towards the next presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for 2020,” Mr Musah admonished.
Alhaji Mohammed Aminu, Northern Regional Youth Organiser of the party, corroborated Mr Musah’s decision and indicated that “I will officially announce to you here that my boss Sidii is not contesting any executive post but has chosen to work for the party in another capacity.
“This is the first time a campaign team was set up and the National Youth Organiser was not part of it.
“I tried as much as possible to control and make sure that we channeled all programmes towards the youth but if you have been taken off maybe is a strategy failure,” Alhaji Aminu lamented.
Source: The Ghanaian Times