Rawlings Ignores NPP’s Bad Governance Again!

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….And Guns On His NDC 

The founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has once again turned his guns on his party and ignored the obvious bad governance, corruption, lawlessness and general insecurity in the country under the Akufo-Addo administration.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings, who was paying tribute to Dr. Kwabena Adjei, described the former NDC National Chairman, as a very strong and passionate man who lived his conviction, adding he had a great deal of respect for Dr. Adjei because he stood for his beliefs and was not a materialist.

But as usual Flt Lt Rawlings charged at his party saying “Adjei was disappointed in terms of our own weaknesses as a party. He was disappointed about the politics of our party and the fact that it had been monetized and held hostage. He was hurt about the loss of the value systems of the party.”

The country has been grappling with many governance issues including the training of armed militias at military seat of government, and military facilities in the country, clashes between police and civilians, corruption, lawlessness, the falling cedis, raising cost of living, inflation and many other things with Ghanaians calling for a strong voice to checkmate the Akufo-Addo government but Mr. Rawlings has not answered that call.

He has been quick, however, in hitting the opposition party he belongs to, while often times seen drinking, eating and dancing with President Akufo-Addo and other members of the government.

Indeed, many have said Mr Rawlings is more an NPP member than ex-President John Kufuor, who has increasingly reduced his public appearances.

Flt Lt Rawlings, during a call on Dr. Adjei’s family at his Agboba residence on Monday, described the late Dr. Adjei, an ex-Majority Leader as a fighter, adding the deceased was, however, very sad and disappointed about a lot of things.

“Adjei was disappointed in terms of our own weaknesses as a party. He was disappointed about the politics of our party and the fact that it had been monetized and held hostage. He was hurt about the loss of the value systems of the party,” Flt Lt Rawlings said.

The former President urged the family to stay strong and united during this difficult period and expressed the hope that his children will carry some of his fighting spirit.

An associate of the former President and good friend of Dr. Adjei, Dr. Anthony Dzegede, who knew Dr. Adjei from his Nigeria days said as a thinker and a philosopher, it was only natural that Dr. Adjei became a politician.

Dr. Dzegede described the late Adjei as a genius with brilliant ideas, witty and full of humourous insinuations.

The late Dr. Adjei served as party chairman from 2005 to 2014. Prior to that, he had a rich political history, serving in several capacities under the PNDC and NDC governments.

 

Below is Rawlings’ fall statement
PRESS RELEASE

March 18, 2019

KWABENA ADJEI LIVED HIS CONVICTION – RAWLINGS

The founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President Jerry John Rawlings, has paid tribute to former party chairman, Dr. Kwabena Adjei, describing him as a very strong and passionate man who lived his conviction.

The former President said he had a great deal of respect for Dr. Adjei because he stood for his beliefs and was not a materialist.

Describing the late Adjei as a fighter during a call on his family at his Agboba residence in the outskirts of Accra on Monday, former President Rawlings said the deceased was however very sad and disappointed about a lot of things.

“Adjei was disappointed in terms of our own weaknesses as a party. He was disappointed about the politics of our party and the fact that it had been monetized and held hostage. He was hurt about the loss of the value systems of the party,” Flt Lt Rawlings said.

The former President urged the family to stay strong and united during this difficult period and expressed the hope that his children will carry some of his fighting spirit.

An associate of the former President and good friend of Dr. Adjei, Dr. Anthony Dzegede, who knew Dr. Adjei from his Nigeria days said as a thinker and a philosopher, it was only natural that Dr. Adjei became a politician.

Dr. Dzegede described the late Adjei as a genius with brilliant ideas, witty and full of humourous insinuations.

The late Dr. Adjei served as party chairman from 2005 to 2014. Prior to that he had a rich political history, serving in several capacities under the PNDC and NDC governments.

 

Issued By:

Kobina Andoh Amoakwa

(Communications Directorate)

 

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