Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings, on Saturday shocked many with his short one-sentence message when he gave an address at the NDC’s delegates’ conference in Accra.
Mr Rawlings, who is known for his charisma and passionate public speeches failed to deliver one to the amazement of many.
The former president as usual mounted the podium to a rousing welcome and cheers. He appreciated the applauds of the crowd but said he would have wished for the “spirit of the old days”.
“I can imagine, how we would have wished for the spirit of the old days. Is it possible to bring it back? I hope so,” he quizzed.
Addressing the NDC delegates, the founder of the party urged the people not to ignore counsel from its members.
“[bringing back the old spirit] can only happen if we cultivate the habit of listening to ourselves. I want to make an appeal, that we listen to ourselves,” he concluded.
The last time Rawlings commented on developments within the National Democratic Congress was when he delivered an address at the 39th-anniversary durbar to mark the June 4 uprising.
The 9th National Annual Congress of the NDC will see 65 aspirants consisting of 59 males and six females contesting for various national executive positions of the party.
About 15,000 people made up of 9,350 delegates and 5,650 observers, are expected to be at the venue.
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