Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia has said the former President did not walk out unceremoniously because he wanted to break away from the NDC, but rather his wife was filled with so much emotion and that was what informed their walkout before President Mills’ victory speech.
Critics of the National Democratic Congress had claimed the former president, J.J. Rawlings, would not listen to any sermon of unity by the rank and file of the NDC, because he unceremoniously walked out on the congress grounds with his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, last Saturday before the victory speech of the President.
The General Secretary of NDC, popularly known as General Mosquito, indicated that “in a contest like this, one becomes very emotional and especially when the outcome is like this.”
He stressed that contrary to the assertions by many that if Nana Konadu does not win, there will disaster, “those who predicted doom have been shamed as this congress has been a very historic one in the history of the party and entreated others to emulate the NDC for the betterment of the party.”
Following the walkout by the former first family before the victory speech of President Mills, most sympathizers of the NDC are in a state of fear and for that matter are worried about the future of the NDC.
Mr. Nketia urged party members to be confident because the former President J.J. Rawlings demonstrated his commitment and acceptance of the victory by lifting the hands of President Mills to let the whole world see that the NDC has demonstrated the beauty of democracy that is in the right direction.
He made these revelations in an interview with Metro TV last Saturday.
Before this congress, most people had predicted a break-away of the Rawlingses in the likely event that he loses and many commentators have said that the NDC will never be the same again and this might make the party lose the 2012 general elections.
Others also were of the view that the heated exchanges that ensured between members of GAME and FONKAR will be the greatest weapons for the opposition against the ruling NDC and they can never do a damage control and that could lead to their eventual defeat in the next elections.
But Mr. Ben Ephson, the Managing Editor to the Daily Dispatch newspaper, in an exclusive interview with The Enquirer, noted that the NDC can control the damage caused because 18 months into the general elections is a very long time which can be used very wisely.
Source: The Enquirer
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