- Some NDC members have demanded the removal of former President Rawlings from the party’s ranks
- An NDC MP has however chastised these members, calling them ‘crazy’ for making such suggestions
The National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for Yunyoo in the Northern Region, Joseph Naabu Bipoba has taken a swipe at members of the party calling for the dismissal of its founder, Jerry John Rawlings.
“I don’t know whether those people are crazy, I don’t know whether those people are drunk. It is the people who made the party to win elections. Elections are about numbers, elections are about votes, so I don’t think those who are calling for the suspension of Mr Rawlings are calling for a good cause. They are rather calling for a wrong cause,” he said in interview with Accra FM on Wednesday.
The NDC MP argued that the former president led the country for nineteen years and it was by his efforts that members who want him ousted, have the political standing they have now.
Mr. Naabu was defending the former president after some NDC bigwigs demanded the Rawlings be removed from the party as he longer served the purpose as a founding father.
Alhaji Bature, the editor of the Al-Hajj newspaper fumed that the former President’s rants against the NDC was negatively impacting the reputation of the party.
He said Rawlings forfeited his right as founder of the party and should be called to order or otherwise end his association with the NDC.
Bature further asked that Martin Amidu be sanctioned for his constant critique of the NDC and its leadership.
He stated the two NDC members are not above reproach, using the New Patriotic Party's example of disciplinary actions taken against members who brought their party’s name into disrepute.
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