- Former President Rawlings is accusing some top NDC members of sabotaging June 4 celebration
- The former Ghanaian leader believes some NDC persons schemed against him during the Mahama administration
Former Ghanaian leader, Jerry John Rawlings, has disclosed that some “shameless” elements within the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), with “deeply malicious motives,” for over a decade, spewed falsehood about the party’s history to downplay the story of the June 4 uprising.
According to Chairman Rawlings, these ‘wicked’ people within the NDC under the erstwhile Mahama administration almost succeeded in downplaying the importance of the June 4 celebration.
Mr Rawlings addressing some NDC loyalists earlier today in commemoration of June 4 revolution stated that some of these personalities have quickly distanced themselves from the NDC after Mahama lost power in 2016 election.
“Indeed, many of these personalities have shamelessly disassociated themselves from our history in a bit to create the impression that it is a blot on the image of the party,” he stated.
Jerry Rawlings in his address stressed that, it was suicidal tendency, which led to the party’s humiliating defeat in 2016 elections with Former President John Maham as presidential candidate.
JJ Rawlings in his address insisted that the social democratic credentials that gave birth to the NDC, are lost on many NDC members, therefore the party has almost become a clone of what the other side used to be [referring to the NPP].
“Elitism and gross display of affluence has almost engrossed us and as I stated in 2017, we are still at the cross roads,” Mr Rawlings lamented.
The NDC founder further warned that those determined to disassociate the NDC from the June 4 uprising will woefully fail.
“June 4 represents a force that cannot be erased. June 4 is about the semantics of probity, accountability, freedom, justice, truth and integrity. It is about a unified force and power that can move mountains," Rawlings maintained.
Mr Rawlings also added that, “June 4 is a force that defies negativity and revolves on a fulcrum of ordinary peoples’ power. It was the energy that led to the eruption of 1979. That energy was like the force of Gas explosion ignited by the gross disrespect and abuse of people to the point where the bottled-up anger exploded in full force.”
The June 4th revolution sparked when the then military government of the Supreme military Council (SMC II) of General F K. Akuffo put the then flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings on public trial for attempting to overthrow the government on May 15th 1979.
This happened because Rawlings was a junior soldier in the Ghanaian Army who with other soldiers were refused their salaries.
However, Rawlings turned the trial against the government by accusing it of massive corruption and requesting that his fellow accused be set free as he was solely responsible for the mutiny.
He was then incarcerated.
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