General News of Thu, 16 Aug 201861
I wish Rawlings will criticise Akufo-Addo to sit up – Anita Desoso
An executive member of the National Democratic Congress says it is her wish that former president Jerry John Rawlings will criticize the Akufo-Addo government to sit up and deliver the best for the country.
Ms. Anita Desoso who is the Women’s Organiser of the NDC said she is worried that the former president, who was critical of the John Mahama-led government, has been silent on the performance of Akufo-Addo who took over the governance of Ghana on January 7, 2017.
“I am worried; it is not part of his [Rawlings] life. He is someone who likes to put things right, and I wish he will criticize them so that they will sit up,” she said Thursday on Sunrise morning show on 3FM.
In her view, Mr. Rawlings who she described as her father, “is not criticizing that’s why they [Akufo-Addo’s government] are not doing the best that they can.”
She explained that criticism “helps you to sit right”.
Touching on the performance of the NDC in the 2016 general elections, she noted the party lost the elections because it failed to mobilize support from its grassroots supporters.
“If you have a party structure, you have to make sure that the rules are played because you have the branches to the national level, you have assigned the rules, you need to give them things they can work with,” she said.
She added: “You also need to monitor it [to ensure] they are on track and definitely there might be some differences”.