A pro NDC group, calling itself Integrity Against Corruption (IAC) based in Agbozume in the Ketu South District of the Volta Region have condemned recent attacks on the founder, former President Rawlings.
Former president Rawlings has been on the back of the NDC labeling them as corrupt and have lost the value for which the party was formed.
Many party bigwigs who have never been enthused by Mr. Rawlings’ consistent criticism of the party responded in equal measure.
Dr. Valerie Sawyerr in an article launched an attack on the party’s founder, former President John Rawlings for his continual verbal attacks on the NDC and former president John Mahama.
“JJ oooo JJ … the great Papa JJ … the one and only Junior Jesus … the great saint who never does wrong … you are still flogging a dead horse … the NDC is in Opposition in case you have not noticed, while a living raging bull is moving around with reckless abandon destroying everything it finds in its path including the assets and citizens of this nation…,” she wrote in her epistle.
But I.A.C. at a press conference addressed by Selorm Hamenoo at Agbozume said all the attacks on Rawlings were calculated at covering up the truth within the party.
He said events of the recent past have caused some party members to question whether the NDC of today is the same old NDC.
“Ladies and Gentlemen of the press will recall how NDC has trumpeted over the years for a country devoid of corruption. You will also easily recall the passion with which our founder has fought corruption all his life.
“Unfortunately however, the word “corruption” seems to have become a taboo word within certain circles of the NDC, especially if it comes from the lips of His Excellency former President Rawlings.”
The group said insulting J.J Rawlings is nothing but a tactical move to overshadow the truth.
“Insulting one of our illustrious sons of the land, Flt. Lt. J Rawlings, through whose instrumentality we are credited highly on the continent and the world will result in nothing but a deep seated fracture of our party.
“We want to put it in a simple language, ‘No Rawlings, No NDC!!! He’s the moving spirit and energy of the party. Check it up.”
The group added that the NDC cannot afford to debase the very principles that united it and made it strong to champion the hopes and aspirations of the Ghanaian.