A member of the Kwesi Botchwey Committee, Dr. Ibrahim Zuberu, has assured members of the National Democratic Congress of the committee’s preparedness to present its findings in a report to the National Executive Council, which is highest decision-making body of the party by the close of today.
He noted during an interview with Accra-based Montie Fm that since the committee was given a 90-day deadline date to submit its report, all efforts have been made by the team to meet the deadline and that the committee is ready to make available its report to the party anytime they are called to do so.
“We have been given three months to present our work to the leadership of the party and so by the grace of God within this month of May which ends our three months deadline, whenever we are asked to submit our report we will surely present it without delay. So I will plead with NDC members and supporters to please exercise a bit of patience for us. Because the committee will definitely present its finding to the party so that they can use to uplift party,” he stated.
According to Dr. Zuberu, the leadership of the party will have to hold a consultation meeting to agree on a said date after which that date will then be communicated to the committee to tender in its report.
He debunked media reports about certain portions of the committee’s finding having been leaked into the public domain.
The lecturer at Accra Technical University said during the committee’s activities they were able to meet with key leading figures of the NDC party, including former presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John Dramani Mahama.
The 13-member Prof. Kwesi Botchwey Committee was constituted by the NDC’s National Executive Committee (NEC), and approved by its Council of Elders on December 29, 2016 to review and validate the results of the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections and find out the causes of the poor performance of the NDC in both the presidential and the parliamentary election, as well as to deal with other matter reasonably related to the above objectives and to make recommendations to the National Executive Committee about the way forward.
It has been touring the country and meeting with various individuals and groups to gather information for the past four months, on what accounted for its loss at the polls.
The 13-member committee is made up of Prof. Kwesi Botchwey, (chairman), Edward Doe Adjaho, Former Speaker of Parliament; Alhaji Hudu Yahaya, Naval Capt. Asassie Gyimah, William Ahadzie, Director of Research at the NDC Headquarters; Ibrahim Zuberu, a lecturer at the Accra Technical University and member of NDC; Razak Abu, a researcher at NDC’s Development Challenge; Juliana Azumah Mensah, a former MP for Agotime-Ziope; Barbara Serwah Asamoah and four members from the NDC parliamentary caucus, including the Minority Leader.