The much-awaited Kwesi Botchwey committee report on the crushing defeat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the 2016 polls has recommended, the party embarks on a “peacemaking and healing tour”.
Prof. Kwesi Botchwey who presented the 455-page report said the NDC must assemble “credible and eminent” personalities in the party to lead the tour.
He was speaking at the NDC headquarters in Accra where national executives gathered to receive the report of the 13-member committee.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2016 presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo surprisingly secured a resounding one-touch victory by polling 53.85% of total valid votes cast against incumbent NDC Presidential candidate John Dramani Mahama who managed 44.40%.
The party also outperformed the governing National Democratic Congress in the parliamentary election by increasing its seats from 122 to 169 to form the majority, while the NDC saw its representation drop from a majority of 148 to 106.
Tasked to find out why the NDC performed poorly, the former Finance Minister Prof. Kwesi Botchwey Committee toured the country meeting the grassroots of the party.