Rawlings roar I did not campaign against Mahama - Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings says it was public knowledge that he did not campaign for President Mahama during the 2012 elections.

  • Published:
Former President Jerry John Rawlings play

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings says an impression that he at a recent meeting confessed to not campaigning for President John Mahama in 2012 was twisted.

The former President in statement Sunday said that it was public knowledge that he did not campaign for President Mahama during the 2012 elections, but he also did not campaign against him.

Media reports last week suggested the former president had boycotted the elections campaign of the party he founded.

However, explaining the circumstances under which the 2012 election campaign was prosecuted, President Rawlings said the National Democratic Congress would have lost the polls terribly “had God not called” then president, Professor J.E.A. Mills.

“Mahama won on his own merit and let’s recall that there was an air of desperation and near panic when the Prof passed. This situation worked in Mahama’s favour and he literally campaigned alone. Eighty per cent of the national executives couldn’t campaign without following him. That’s how much credibility they had lost,” he said.

Caution for 2016 Rawlings said while President Mahama “did most of the work by himself” in the 2012 elections, the leadership of the NDC must now take steps to re-invigorate and re-energise the party machinery ahead of the 2016 elections or the polls may not favour the party.

Explaining the call, he said, “This time round almost everyone’s political credibility has suffered terribly, including Mahama and that’s why I was saying that the new hope will now come from a re-invigorated and re-energised party machinery.”

“So far the poor performance and corrupt characters are taking advantage of the support bases’ fear of the opposition to embolden themselves in perpetuating themselves and their crass behaviour. They have grown insensitive and do not seem to give a damn because they know the vulnerable and insecure electorate will continue to support the NDC because they are nervous of an opposition take over,” he said.

Source: Graphiconline

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 In Kumasi ‘Trotro’ drivers rescue journalist from being lynchedbullet
2 In Central Region Corpse exhumed for dodging communal labour while alivebullet
3 Busted Police arrest six Nigerians for alleged kidnapping and rapebullet
4 In Ghana La Dade-Kotopon comes top of municipalities using narcoticsbullet
5 In Kumasi Teenager shot in the head during Eid-Ul-Fitr celebrationsbullet
6 Fatal 10 die in Winneba–Cape Coast accidentbullet
7 Marijuana Dealers 2 teens arrested with 30 parcels of 'wee'bullet
8 Adult Content We will continue showing porn on TV - Ice TVbullet
9 Freemasonry Here are prominent Ghanaians who are also...bullet
10 Recruitment Police service to recruit 8,000 personnelbullet

Top Videos

1 Lynched Soldier Listen to the man who hit Capt. Mahama's head with a blockbullet
2 Video Police officer attacked at Flagstaff Housebullet
3 Capt. Mahama's Death The account of this 10-year-old will leave you...bullet
4 Lynched Soldier Residents of Denkyira-Obuasi mourn Maj. Mahamabullet
5 Prophecy Hundreds will die in floods in 2017 – Prophet revealsbullet
6 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank...bullet
7 Ghana Prison Interior Minister inspects prison facilities at...bullet
8 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries...bullet
9 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day...bullet
10 AMERI Power Plant AMERI lacks expertise in power...bullet

News