NDC has been hijacked by a wealthy few - Rawlings

Ex-President Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings has bemoaned the current state of the National Democratic Congress, describing as sad.

Rawlings, who also doubles as the founder of the party, said the NDC is being run by only a wealthy few currently.

Speaking at the 37th Anniversary celebration of the 31st December Revolution, he said: "Unfortunately, though we have millions who sympathize with the ideals of the party, many prefer not to offer their widow’s mite to the successful management of the party".

“This has resulted in a situation where a few individuals have constituted themselves into power brokers who dictate the direction of the party by holding it to ransom with their financial strength,” he added.

He, therefore, urged party faithful to start paying their dues for the running of the party in order to free the NDC from these few wealthy people.


"We need to devise a mechanism that makes it attractive to pay our dues and levies. In conscientizing members on their obligations, ease of payment, proper records, transparency and accountability should be embraced", Rawlings said.

This he said when done well, will energise the base, deepen commitment and enhance the chances of the party to win elections.

The former president also called on the flagbearer aspirants of the NDC to to focus on getting all on board, and not neglect its grassroot members.

“In their messages to the rank and file, it is important that they inculcate the spirit of inclusiveness in the processes of the party. The process should not be of how much your candidate can give you, but how committed you can be to your party,” he said.


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