Rawlings’ death took nothing away from NDC; there is Council of Elders – Dr Ahadzie

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Member of the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) Council of Elders, Dr William Ahadzie, has refuted claims that the party is disorganised following the death of its founding father.

According to Dr Ahadzie, the political organization was not founded on the personality of the late Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings for it to fail in his absence.

Speaking to Angel FM’s Nana Yaa Brefo prior to the party’s delegates’ congress on Saturday, he said despite being the chairman of the Council of Elders, JJ Rawlings’ passing caused no havoc.

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“If you set up the party in such a way that it will run even in your absence, that is real politics. But when you found it solely on you the individual, it is inappropriate.

“We have a council of elders and the founding father was the chairman of the council. The council is still there so nothing has gone awry,” Dr Ahadzie defended.

The comment of the party’s researcher came on the back of the recent contentions between the General Secretary and the Chairman of the NDC who are both contesting the Chairmanship position.

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The party elder said although what came out of the friction between the two was to some extent grave, it was meant to score political points only and not to break the organization.

“This is a contest, an internal contest. it hasn’t generated any violence. They have just been speaking…some of their words may be harsh but…”

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