The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has explained the motive behind his criticism of the administration of former President John Dramani Mahama.
According to the MP, who is one of the longest serving members of the Ghanaian Parliament, he criticized Mahama’s style of leadership in other to point out what was wrong with the party, the National Democratic Congress, NDC.
Alban Bagbin, who represents Nadwoli-Kaleo Constituency, said though he was misunderstood with the way he went about his criticism, he meant no harm and was only issuing early warning signs of a looming danger that could befall the party if nothing was done.
Continuing, the Second Deputy Speaker said though he had expected the NDC to lose some seats in Parliament, it was shocking to him that the party also lost the presidency.
“For the president losing yes it was shocking. What we saw and the experience in the 2016 election, there was no way a prophet could have convinced anybody President John Dramani Mahama was going to lose the elections. You realized that my speeches at that time were focused on the Members of Parliament because I realized we were going to lose our numbers but not to this extent…to me it was a shock.
“What I did was to give early warning signs, ring the alarm bells that something was going wrong. In spite of our intellectual wealth, we still needed cool heads, Knowledge and experience that was lacking in the leadership of the party but some people understood me wrongly, a few things one were done on my outcry but that was not enough”, he said.