Former President of the Republic of Ghana and founder of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings, has warned the party that it is laying the foundations for it to stay in opposition for a very long time.
According to Rawlings, the party’s actions prove they probably want Ghanaians to perpetually keep them in opposition.
Recently, Odododiodio MP Nii Lante Vanderpuye set off a firestorm when he claimed that the NDC would win the 2020 elections and free recently jailed Abuga Pele.
But Rawlings, in reaction to that, said if the NDC wants to win power to free criminals then they should be prepared to remain in opposition.
“Stealing and corruption puts no one above the law. Those who have committed crimes deserve to be punished,” the former leader said.
“Fortunately this kind of talk belongs to a handful of people in the NDC leadership who have gained power and influence they do not deserve and the sooner they are packed off the better for the NDC and this country.
“Obviously the corruption by some of those who were in office resulting in a humiliating defeat in the last election does not appear to have affected their conscience and reasoning in any way. The NDC needs to regain its moral compass. A party born out of the explosive circumstances of our past should not find herself so HIGH on the scale of corruption.” Rawlings added.