Rawlings speaks on Mahama, corruption and how Atta Mills’s death saved NDC from opposition

Rawlings speaks on Mahama, corruption and how Atta Mills’s death saved NDC from opposition

-Mr. Rawlings has tasked president John Mahama to do more to fight corruption.

- He discloses that  corruption under the late Atta Mills was worst.

- Mr. Rawlings also added that the late Atta Mills's death in 2012 prevented the NDC from going into opposition.

Rawlings speaks on Mahama, corruption and how Atta Mills’s death saved NDC from opposition

Former President Rawlings (left) and President John Mahama(right)

Former President John Rawlings has noted that president Mahama can do more to fight corruption in the country.

He noted that he has heard the president talk of fighting corruption, but he believes there is more room for improvement as there are more stringent steps to take to do that.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Nana Aba Anamoah, the former military leader advised the President to do more if he is serious about fighting corruption. He added that so far, he does not think the president is fighting corruption.

Corruption has been one of the major issues the Mahama-led administration has had to deal with. The President has stated on numerous occasions that his fight against the social canker is unprecedented. But critics have maintained the record of corruption in the country is at all time high under the current NDC administration led by Mahama.

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“Well, he says he is fighting corruption effectively, I don’t think so, I think he could have done much much better,” he stated.

Mr. Rawlings also stressed that corruption under the late President John Mills was “terrible” but that the late presidnet’s death in 2012 was a turning point for the ruling National Democratic Congress.

Mr. Rawlings who is also founder of the party shared a view that the professor’s death is what did the trick for the party to be in power.

This is the umpteenth time Mr. Rawlings is stating this position in spite of the backlash that has come with it.

The late professor, who fell out with his former boss, died in July 2012 when Ghana was preparing for parliamentary and presidential elections. He was replaced by his Vice, John Mahama, who led the NDC into victory in the general elections.

Mr Rawlings said the NDC was in a terrible state under the Professor as he said that the climate was terrible for the party and this was something everybody knew of.

“If God hadn’t invited him, and I am saying it again; NDC would have been in opposition. It was his departure that gave NDC a saving grace,” he stated.

Former president Rawlings is known to be a number one critic of the ruling National democratic congress since leaving power as President.

 

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