Rawlings blames uncouth, corrupt NDC officials for humiliating election defeat
December 31, 2016
Ex President John Rawlings says the NDC’s massive rejection at the polls is a clear indication that the party has lost the moral high ground.
The former President said the NDC lost the elections way before December 7 because it chose to “persistently and unrepentantly stay on the slippery slope despite the warning lights right” in its face. The former president also spoke against elements he described as “uncouth and uncultured” in the party and government “chose to insult and disrespect some of us”.
Speaking at a ceremony to mark the 35th anniversary of the 31st December revolution at the Revolution Square in Accra, Flt Lt. Rawlings said: “I don’t think I was the only one who saw the writing on the wall. Many people from our very own party I believe could see the writing on the wall that we were going to lose this past election. It was obvious a long time ago that we wouldn’t make it. Our general negativity, impunity, disrespect and corruption was taking us further and further downhill. About the time when most were living in the painful reality with stress and anger, that’s when some of us chose to be more impervious to reality. We had lost so much goodwill.
I kept providing the warning whenever and wherever I could, and in public as well. But no, once again the uncouth and uncultured in our party and government chose to insult and disrespect some of us. The genuine and true founders and elders (warriors and youthful fighters) of what has transformed into the NDC were being disregarded and disrespected way back from 2008 after victory was delivered on a silver platter.” he added.