Ex-President Rawlings and the founder of the National Democratic Party (NDC) this week gave us all the reasons why he believes President Mahama and the NDC party stands no chance of holding unto power in 2016.
1. Bad Image
“It’s most unfortunate but the image of both the government and the party [National Democratic Congress – NDC]…is as bad as what it was into the John Evans Atta Mills’ period and before he died and that’s not healthy at all”, the former President told the media in Accra earlier this week.
“These personalities will have to be bold and ready to think outside of the box. We have to have people who can raise the image of the party hopefully extend it onto the Executive as well. Because quite frankly… if the NDC does not, she will be fighting on the same terms as [New Patriotic Party]”, former Rawlings asserted, in reference to recent rebellion and infighting within the opposition New Patriotic Party.
3. Failed Promises
“How many times hasn’t he [President Mahama] assured the public of dealing with corruption, and yet we are not seeing enough that will help to clear the image of the government”, he reiterated.
“the unprecedented levels of corruption, offensive show of power and opulence by some at a time when our country requires prudence and frugality, is an issue that I call on President Mahama to set his eyes on.”