Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings has asked the National Democratic Congress regional caucus in parliament to be truthful and humble as they reflect on the party’s loss at the 2016 December polls.
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The founder of the NDC was speaking to a delegation from the NDC World Bank led by Member of Parliament for Ho West, Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah at his residence.
According to Mr Rawlings, the party has lost its integrity. “It has been ambushed and held hostage. The time has come to free the truth,” he revealed “The time to free the truth is now”.
Mr Rawlings called for candour in the reflection of the loss.
“What our supporters need is candour. If you want them to stay united, if you want them to be a little strong, all you can offer them now is candour. Don’t engage in political talk of the past,” the former President said.
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He also parried comments that he had plans of taking over the leadership of the NDC. “I wish I could say yes, but I think it sounds better in my ear to say that I want God to come and lead us because of the integrity factor. God can be found in the truth,” he said
The former President also attributed the blatant abuse of power by the Executive and people around the presidency as the major cause of the division in the party.
“We adopted certain habits which were going to lead to failure and we were not seeing it. The mistakes were too obvious,” he stated.
Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, the Member of Parliament for Ho West, thanked the former President for making time for them and disclosed that they wanted to use the meeting as an avenue to tap into his vast experience and wise counsel.