Former Ghanaian President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, on Saturday January 15, said it is not possible to destroy the National Democratic Congress (NDC) because the party represents the conscience of the people.
President Rawlings said: â€œWe should not forget how and why we won the elections, why we stayed in power for 18 years. It was because of our faith and belief in the truth, in justice and in fair play.
The former President who was speaking at a fundraising ceremony to mark the first anniversary celebrations of the Concerned Muslim Youth of Ghana at the Kanda National Mosque Project premises, said there was a time when he used to pass on his criticisms through appropriate channels on the quiet, â€œbut the way some of these mistakes were continued, it was as if some of them were quite deliberate or meant to destroy the NDC. But it is not possible to destroy the NDCâ€ he said.
President Rawlings said though the NPP invested huge amounts of money in the last election the NDC beat them with virtually nothing because â€œof our belief in noble and human centred values. Let us not make the mistake of forgetting those values. If we do so, we will be doing so at great cost.â€
The former President said the only way the NDC can correct some of the misdeeds of the NPP regime is to â€œrehabilitate our own selves. We must clean up our own act within the NDC party. Then and only then will we have the strength and moral fibre to correct the misdeeds that Kufuor left behind.
If we do not clean up what he (Kufuor) left behind, I am afraid things will not be that healthy for us in this country,â€ President Rawlings said.
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, President of the 31st December Womenâ€™s Movement and Vice-Chairperson of the NDC accompanied President Rawlings.