- NDC founder, Jerry Rawlings has said that his party will not win the 2020 general elections
- According to him John Mahama and his cohorts cannot win the next election
- He, however, urged the party to focus on the 2024 general elections as there is a realistic chance of winning that instead
The leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) knows the party cannot win the 2020 elections, former president, Jerry John Rawlings, has said.
According to him, some persons are aware that the party will not win the 2020 elections, but have still gone on to buy certain positions.
“For a Cadres meeting to be taking place, if we cannot do a serious in-depth examination of our strength and weakness then it is not a real Cadres meeting,” Rawlings said.
“It’s nice to hear your determination towards 2020 victory, and yes there are some among us in the leadership who initially didn’t think after four years you can wrestle power from these people.
“And yet, if I may speak frankly, have gone ahead and almost purchased the power of this party into the pocket and claiming to be aiming into 2020 when I know and some of you should know that their aim is not really towards 2020.
The NDC founder said majority of the party’s leaders have their eyes set on 2024, instead of next year’s elections.
According to him, such people are only bent on using the 2020 elections are a transit to the 2024 elections.
Rawlings was speaking at the party’s Cadre’s conference held at Ejisu in the Ashanti region on Saturday, September 28.
“Because it is not easy to wrestle power from this person in their so-called mid-term strike but that natural drift could, may and will come possibly after 8 years.
“Meanwhile, you have secured 2020 out of the way for yourself, so you will be there knowing down well that you are just using it as a transit when you know 2024 is your target,” the former president added.
Ghana News Today: Attempted Coup on Gov't. / Mass Failure at Ghana Law Sch.| #Yencomgh
Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition? Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.