Founder of the National Democratic Congress, has forewarned about the possible collapse of the largest opposition party, if the words of some of its leaders are not checked.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings particularly mentioned Kwamena Ahwoi, who served under his administration as a minister, for hatching a “callous agenda” against him.
“The NDC could, should and has survived on the authority of the word but if care is not taken, it will collapse and drown as has been happening, on the word of those in authority,” Mr. Rawlings warned in a statement on Monday.
Professor Kwamena Ahwoi recently launched a book titled, “Working with Rawlings”. Contents of the book have hugely been criticised and discredited by some high ranking members of the party, including diplomat Dan Abodakpi.
The former Local Government Minister, in his book, gave details about his working relationship with former President Rawlings with adjoining events.
He explains in the book that somewhere along the line, they drifted apart and also talks about the political history of Ghana between 1979 and 2010.
But the former president appears to have been irked by the book as he hints of replying in due course.
“Much as I find it tiring and tedious to be engaging in self defence when I have given my all, all these years, I will soon deal with the callous agenda of bile by the likes of Kwamena Ahwoi, who are desperately seeking control of the NDC party.”
Early on, Mr. Rawlings had used the same statement to congratulate the Asantehene for the steps he has taken, “to seriously protect the environment” and also to thank him for tampering justice with mercy on Nana Bantamahene.
“We each have to learn to take a cue from the Asantehene and be bold and audacious in our defence of the environment, especially from thieves and crooks, who with impunity can collect parcels of land anywhere, anyhow and do as they wish against the public good and the sanctity of nature.”
He also expressed gratitude to Togbe Afede XIV, President of the National House of Chiefs for taking the initiative to lead a delegation of the Volta Region House of Chiefs to the border areas in the region to ascertain things for themselves.
“Some of the unsightly things we see on the Internet do not speak well of us locally and internationally.”