He indicated that the defeat may shock many party members, because everybody had thought the 2016 election was going to be won on a silver platter. He recalled how he and others were vilified and insulted when they tried to steer the party off the collision course.
ET Mensah indicated that the Flagstaff House interfered with the party’s parliamentary process which eventually caused them to lose a number of seats in parliament to their political opponent.
The outgoing MP insisted that a conscious effort was made by persons at the presidency to ensure that experienced NDC MPs did not succeed. There is no way you can succeed when your frontline is divided, he observed, but was confident the NDC will not collapse in opposition.
He said the party would put the pieces together and bounce back more formidable for 2020. E.T. Mensah emphasized that any political party that entertains complacency will fall, which he said was not peculiar to the NDC.
But Dr. Isaac Owusu Mensah a political science lecturer at the University of Ghana felt the NDC lost the elections because they over-concentrated on infrastructural development. Dr. Owusu Mensah had conducted a poll that put Nana Akufo-Addo ahead of John Mahama in the run up to the 2016 elections.