- Ex-President Rawlings says NDC is likely to stay in opposition for very long time
- Jerry Rawlings says the focus of the party is to come to power and free prisoners
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has disclosed that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), risk remaining in opposition for long time if the party's focus is to re-capture power and free ‘criminals’ from prison.
The founder of the NDC who is clearly not happy about some recent happenings in the NDC has over the years criticized some top leaders of the party.
Former President Rawlings in a twitter comment on Monday lamented that, “If the quest for political power is to release wrongdoers from prison, then the NDC is laying its own foundation to remain in opposition for a long long time,”
The NDC Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye has come under fire after he was reported the NDC is working hard to win the 2020 elections so it can release jailed former GYEEDA boss, Abuga Pele.
The former National Coordinator of GYEEDA, Abuga Pele and another NDC member, Philip Asibit have been handed 18-year jail term by an Accra high court, after they were convicted for willfully causing financial lost to the state.
Jerry Rawlings who finds Nii Lante’s comment embarrassing insisted that, such personalities should be treated with the necessarily contempt they deserve in the NDC.
“This kind of talk belongs to a handful of people in the NDC leadership who have gained power and influence they do not deserve and the sooner they are packed off the better for the NDC and this country,” Mr Rawlings said.
The former Ghanaian leader also added, “Stealing and corruption puts no one above the law. Those who have committed crimes deserve to be punished.”
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