- Nana Addo says the NDC has sidelined Jerry Rawlings
- The SOTN address also touched on government's economic success as well as solutions to problems as unemployment
President Akufo-Addo diagnosed the political tension in the main opposition NDC during his state of the nation address on the floor of parliament.
The president minced no words during his introductory remarks as he revealed how former president and founder of the NDC, Jerry John Rawlings, has been ignored by party members of the main opposition.
“...that’s the way of the world; the founder of the party (Jerry Rawlings) is no longer recognized by the members of the party,” Nana Addo revealed as the minority NDC kept silent.
The revelation by the president raises various questions over the health of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) before and after the 2016 general elections which saw the sitting president, John Dramani Mahama, lose heavily to his fiercest rival, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Jerry John Rawlings has raised key concerns over issues of corruption during the Mahama administration.
He believes that the reasons for the party's defeat in the 2016 election are clearly due to the abuse of power as well as the growing trend of corruption.
Jerry John Rawlings over the past months has distanced himself from all matters bothering the party including the mega campaigns.
Meanwhile, the former president got the opportunity of been appointed an ambassador of sanitation in Accra. Jerry Rawlings also currently offers advice and coaching to countries and emerging economies across the world.