Akufo-Addo not known to be corrupt - Rawlings

Akufo-Addo not known to be corrupt - Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has suggested that the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, is not corrupt.

In an interview with Nigeria's Guardian newspaper, Rawlings said Akufo-Addo was not known to covet material things.

"Fortunately for them, (referring to the NPP), they have a leader who is not known for messing around with material things," he said.

Rawlings, however, bemoaned corruption in the National Democratic Congress (NDC), which he said could cause the party to lose the November elections.

He said the corruption within the party was what compelled his wife, Nana Konadu, to leave.

"My wife is still standing where she is, cut off from our party that she was very responsible in building up because it became corrupted from Mills' time," the former president said.

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