Disgruntled NDP elements will have a shock of their lives as…
Am not coward to leave the party I have founded- Rawlings
Despite continued insistence by the interim General Secretary of the yet to be registered National Democratic Party (NDP), Dr Mamboah Rockson that former President Jerry John Rawlings will certainly leave the NDC to join the NDP, The Al-Hajj can confirm today that, the NDC founder and his once protégé, president John Mills have on the quiet patched up and mended their differences.
Communications between the former president of Ghana Jerry John Rawlings and his former vice, John Atta Mills gleaned by your authoritative Al-Hajj indicates that the bitterness and the hitherto cold war between them have given way to once again cordial and warmth relationship.
Although Dr Mamboah Rockson told the GBC that the interim executives of the party have had the blessings and endorsement of former President Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings after fruitful discussions with them and was therefore confident of them dumping the party they, (former first couple) have founded to the NDP, The Al-Hajj can assertively state that, on the contrary, Jerry Rawlings has decided to stay put and wont in any way jump ship; as interim executives of the NDP want the world to believe.
According to Jerry Rawlings, it will amount to abdicating his responsibilities and an act of cowardice to leave the party he founded and toiled to bring back to power simply because of differences on the way forward between him and other key members of the party, a close confidant has told this paper.
“I will be giving up my task as the founder of the NDC and also depict myself as a spineless fool leaving my party to another just because of my disagreement with the Mills-led administration. I would rather stay and ensure that the values and principles underpinning what we stand for are restored”. The former president disclosed at a high level discussion recently.
Just after the formal announcement of the formation of the proposed National Democratic Party and linkage with political soul mates; former President Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings was made last Thursday, the duo have been compelled in less than 48 hours to have a change of mind in as far as the floatation of the NDP is concern.
The former first couple, The Al-Hajj gathered are reported to be having sleepless night following the announcement of the formation of the NDP which has been traced to them.
Party founder and Chairman of the NDC Council of Elders, Jerry Rawlings in particular, is said to be troubled as a result of unrelenting prodding from a swarm of party supporters, devotees, senior citizens, traditional leaders and some former and sitting presidents of foreign friendly countries to discard the idea to back the formation of any new party. The former first couple have also been worried because of their inability to commiserate with their party leader and sitting president, John Mills during the period of his medical check-up abroad. Their empathy with the former Law lecturer and sitting president for his condition of health, it is believed also precipitate this latest patch up. Since the announcement of the coming into being of the NDP, political watchers believe the promoters are rather out engaging in mind games than real politicking, citing statements so far from activists of the NDP.
Whiles for example, interim Chairman of the party, Dr Josiah Aryeh in debunking news reports that it has rescinded its decision of contesting the 2012 polls boastfully says, the NDP must not be blamed if the NDC receives a pounding at the elections; the interim General Secretary, Dr Mamboah Rockson says the party has been successful in poaching former president Jerry Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings from the NDC.
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