- The editor of the Al-Hajj newspaper has demanded that Martin Amidu and J.J Rawlings be called to order
- He said their actions have negatively impacted the reputation of the NDC
- His comments follow the jabs a former deputy Chief of Staff under Mahama’s administration has thrown at the NDC founder and Former Attorney General
Alhaji Bature, a leading member of the National Democratic Congress has demanded that Former President Jerry Rawlings be called before the party and sanctioned for his recent comments against the party.
According to him, the former president's verbal assault on the NDC and its leadership is heightening the tension among the party’s ranks.
Alhaji Bature noted that the New Patriotic Party has in the past taken disciplinary actions against members who harm their party's reputation one way or the other, as such the NDC should learn from them.
The Al-Hajj newspaper editor asserted that nobody is above reproach and if there are members of the NDC conducting themselves in a manner that negatively impact the party, they should be called to order and duly chastised.
In a report by Citi FM, Alhaji Bature stated: “He [Jerry Rawlings] has forfeited any legitimate right to remain the founder of the party. When the party ahead of 2012 election advertised that it was going to hold a rally at Mantse Agbona and he was the special guest, he issued a statement he is not going to a part of it because he has not been invited. Rawlings has forfeited his right to remain the founder of the NDC. Nobody is above discipline in any party.”
Bature’s remarks follow the criticisms made against Jerry Rawlings and Martin Amidu by the Former Deputy Chief of Staff under the Mahama administration, Dr. Valerie Sawyerr.
She further berated Rawlings for shaming Former Presidents Mahama and Kufuor for corrupt tenures in office, while praising the Akufo-Addo government, even though his first few months in office have seen a number of corruption scandals.
Dr. Sawyerr who mocked J.J Rawlings, jabbing him with the term ‘the great saint who never does any wrong’, wondered if he (Rawlings) was implying that his regime was transparent and without blemish.
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