Former President Jerry John Rawlings wants a change in leadership in the biggest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to guarantee electoral victory for the party.
The former President described the current leadership of the party as “greedy and selfish”, a situation he said caused the humiliating defeat of party in the last polls.
Speaking at the 38th Anniversary of the June 4th Revolution in Wa in the Upper West region, Mr. Rawlings challenged members of the party to vote for a new leadership, else the party may sink even further.
“Not too long ago, I thought we heard the jockeys training the horses were responsible for this disgraceful failure while one of the horses was bold enough to lay the failure at the doorstep of the jockey. For me we lost our masses because we betrayed the values of the June 4th. However, if this horse jockey business cannot be resolved comprehensively, allowing integrity most of all to prevail, then let both of them step aside and allow for fresh leaders with solid integrity to provide the needed leadership.
“…How we can grab so much money and now use it as political weapon to perpetuate and be kingmakers. If I was doing it this way, if any of my colleagues and I were doing it this way would any of them be where they are today? No. we believe in justice and fairness, true democracy.”