A member of the Communications team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Stephen Atubiga has officially resigned from the Party citing disloyalty, lack of accountability and probity and lousy leadership among others as his reasons for leaving.
According to him, following careful consultations with other disenchanted members of the Party, “we have collectively decided to split from the NDC to form another Social Democratic Party.”
This, he says, is in “furtherance of the true ideology of the late President Jerry John Rawlings and his principles of probity and accountability which the current NDC party departed from years ago.”
Atubiga in his resignation letter stated that the alleged waning of NDC loyal voters in the Northern regions of Ghana results from the leadership of the Party detaching itself from the concerns and sufferings of the ordinary voter.
“They no longer respect the rights of their voters to hold them accountable for their glaringly incompetent, compromised, parochial personal interests and lousy leadership both in power and in opposition.
“They are now a dangerous bunch of tyrants viciously refusing to answer legitimate questions in respect of their stinking stewardship culminating in this shameful, painful and avoidable 2020 electoral defeat.”
He further accused the top echelon of the Party and their surrogates of employing Machiavellian ways to undermine the political ambitions of Former NDC Presidential Flagbearer, John Mahama, resulting in his defeat in the 2020 General Elections.
According to him, John Mahama will only succeed in his presidential bid when those elements in the party are expunged for good.
“It has always been the grand agenda of a clique of them to punish JDM as a payback time whilst the grassroots suffer in silence and hopelessness across the country.”
He further called for, “serious reforms at its leadership level. NDC faithfuls deserve a new committed, loyal and street-smart leadership now than ever in its 29 years political history. “
Atubiga’s resignation comes barely weeks after he was suspended for publishing disparaging comments about Professor Joshua Alabi and other key members of the NDC.