Saturday, 18 February 2012

Rawlings booms again: NDC may loose in 2012..if

A former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, has cautioned the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the party risks losing the 2012 general elections if it does not revert to the values on which the party was built.

According to Mr. Rawlings, who doubles as the founder and chairman of the National Council of Elders of the party, the future of the party is bleak if it continues in its current path, adding that since June 4 through 31 December till the year 2000, the NDC had always won on all fronts due to its values.

The former President was speaking at Agona Nsaba in the Central region of Ghana on the occasion of commissioning a six-classroom block facility which was wholly financed by the National Security Advisor Brigadier General Nunoo Mensah.

Former President Rawlings, who has been quiet all through the Alfred Woyome ‘storm’ said “after 2000, a lot of things changed and good values were being replaced with financial incentives and money.

“We fought for 2004, it was stolen from us and 2008 we got it with the expectation that we would restore the good values that we used to know in the past. ”

Rawlings added: “Right now I’m not too sure whether we are not helping to perpetuate some of the wrong things that we should have done away with and now we’re going into elections?

“We used to beat them when they had all the money and we used to beat them with our convictions, our beliefs and what was right, do we still have those beliefs? I really wonder. ”

“Now, we’re going to fight on the terms where they are better equipped and we expect to be able to win an election, I keep saying it, I have been saying it, and time is fast gone, if we do not restore those noble values, it would be difficult to beat them on their terms," he pointed out.

“They were never a match for us, we beat them all the way in 1992, 1996, lost in 2000, and we beat them in 2004 when Ghanaians woke up to the truth and 2008. But I don’t think we’ve done much to restore those values and now we’re going to fight on their terms with very little time,” Rawlings observed.

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