Mahama is using Rawlings’ death for politics- NDP accuses

The National Democratic Party (NDP) has blasted the flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, condemning him for using the late former President Jerry John Rawlings for political gains ahead of the upcoming elections.

The political party established their fury at the flag bearer during a press conference, Monday, November 23, 2020. They also prompted Ghanaians not to prey on the ploy.

General Secretary of the NDP, Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong who spearheaded the party’s address to the media also said the NDC is being two-faced.

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According to him, the NDC is strategically manipulating the death of the husband of NDP flagbearer, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings to resurrect the NDC’s “dead campaign”.

“With what he did with the demise of former President Mills, he should not be allowed to do the same with the death of our beloved, former president Rawlings. And Ghanaians should not oblige to that. The hypocrisy of the NDC when Jerry John Rawlings was alive, [was such that] John Mahama desperately wanted to silence him and now that Rawlings is no more, Mahama finds it expedient to utilize his death to galvanize support for his weak base within the NDC rank and file and the country at large to salvage his 2020 campaign which is going nowhere.”

“Suddenly, the individuals within the NDC under the current leadership of John Mahama who publicly vilified Rawlings have rediscovered a new voice proclaiming themselves to the true adherent of his ideals and those who used foul languages against Rawlings are now hailing him.”

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The party asserted that’s its flagbearer, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings is contesting in the upcoming presidential elections despite the reports saying otherwise.

“This is fake news and it should be regarded as such. Our leader has not given any information to that effect,” Alhaji Frimpong said.

Earlier reports claimed that Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings had withdrawn from the race due to the death of her husband, former President Jerry John Rawlings.