Thursday, 15 December 2016

Ex-President Rawlings Must Be Blamed For Our Defeat - NDC Organiser

Greater Accra Regional Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Anthony Nukpenu, has blamed Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings, founder of the NDC for being the masterminder of the party’s defeat in the just ended elections.

According to him, Ex-President Jerry Rawlings painted the party and its leaders as corrupt, paving way for the largest opposition party(NPP) to use such words against them.

“We as a party have a founder who is former President Jerry John Rawlings, and as party members we felt he should be a protective cover for the party and the government but he chose to arm the opposition against us. Why do I say so? The NPP got to our heels by campaigning against us heavily on this so called corruption perception,” he said.

He said anytime the NPP made that corruption claim they point at the founder, who said President John Mahama is presiding over the most corrupt government as such they should be voted out.

Nana Akufo-Addo in his acceptance speech congratulated Ex-President Jerry Rawlings, on the basis of thanking him for the victory he helped him win.

In an interview with Citi FM, he also talked about how Former President Jerry John Rawlings refused to be part of any of the party’s meetings during their campaign but had time for other opposition party gatherings.

“We as a party made numerous moves to have meetings with our founder; he will not agree but had the time and the opportunity to open his doors for Volta Regional NPP executives to have meetings with them. In fact we are not going to call on him anymore for any meeting but we are ready to meet him if he calls on us as a father.”

Source: Elizabeth Semiheva/
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