- Jerry Rawlings has condemned election malpractice in the NDC branch election
- There have been concerns over the spate of election irregularity
- Rawlings is not happy, he says the party could loose the 2020 elections
Founder of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings is worried his party could collapse very soon.
Following concerns about electoral misbehavior at the party's recently help branch elections, Jerry Rawlings says the party is sick and begging for help.
Jerry Rawlings in an extensive press release warned that if things are to continue this way, the party will suffer a huge defeat in the next election of 2020.
YEN.com.gh had reported of how Jerry Rawlings had invited the general secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, to answer questions over claims of election irregularity at the branch-level elections.
Mr. Rawlings who is a former president of Ghana observed that the recently held NDC elections at the branches were flouted with malpractices. Branches are smaller groupings of the NDC within constituencies.
“I have observed that certain elements in the party who are supposed to be unbiased arbiters and supervisors in these elections are rather pursuing a parochial agenda that is not in the party’s interest. These limited victories are like winning a battle and losing the war. We witnessed this in the selection of our parliamentary candidates in the 2016 elections, which partly accounted for our humiliating defeat in that election.”
According to Jerry Rawlings, the party is "on the verge of breaking up the NDC if we pursue this path."
So far, the NDC is yet to send the clearest signal of who exactly will be leading the party in the 2020 elections.
After the defeat of John Dramani Mahama, there has been many claims that the former president will one again lead the party. As it stands now, John Mahama says these claims are untrue and that 'only God can give the NDC a new flag bearer.
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