Don’t insult ex-President Rawlings - Mahama warns

By Clement Edward Kumsah

Former President John  Mahama has appealed to members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to desist from insulting the person of the party’s founder - ex-President Jerry John Rawlings, even if they disagree with some of his comments.

“You can criticize him if you disagree with some of his comments, but please do not insult his person.”

He was addressing hundreds of supporters who turned out for the party’s unity walk in Wa, the Upper West Regional Capital.

 Mahama said insulting party elders would not promote the kind of unity they needed to win back political power in 2020.

He reminded everybody to be decorous - avoid the use of foul and intemperate language.

They should accept to work hard towards establishing strong branches to better the NDC’s chances of recapturing power.

The General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu-Nketiah and former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, were among the party stalwarts, who took part in the walk.

Let's allow Akufo-Addo suffer 4 yrs of embarrassment - Mahama

In a related development, John Mahama says the National Democratic Congress, does not have any intention to remove the “super incompetent” Akufo-Addo administration through coup.

According to John Mahama, if any member of the opposition National Democratic Congress might have talked about a possible coup in Ghana, then the person might have said it in context.

John Mahama said the NDC is not ready to truncate Akufo-Addo’s administration.

“…We don’t support any truncation of our current democracy in any way. If someone said something, he might have said in some context, not that he had any intention or we (NDC) had any intention to truncate the mandate that was given to the NPP,”

Speaking to some NDC party faithful at the 7th Unity Walk in WA today April 7, 2018, John Mahama said, NDC will not destabilise Ghana’s democracy by staging a coup against the Akufo-Addo and New Patriotic Party-led government but will give it the full four-year mandate to embarrass itself.

“Indeed we must not help the NPP out by truncating their mandate, let them go through the full embarrassment of their four years,”