General News Tue, 20 Mar 2018
Leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Victor Smith, has advised the leadership of his party to call the party’s Founder, Jerry John Rawlings to order, or pay for it dearly in the 2020 general elections.Rawlings in the last few years has been criticizing some members of the NDC at the least instance.
Mr Victor Smith, who was once Mr. Rawlings’ spokesperson, stated that if the leadership of the party fails to stop him from further attacks, it could have dire consequences on the NDC’s chances of wining the upcoming elections.
“If the party leadership does not do anything about it, then we will have a very tall order…if they do not do anything about it to have the problem resolved now, it will be very difficult for us to win [the 2020 election].”
“When I say we should deal with him, I mean they [NDC leadership] have to stop him [Rawlings] from doing what he is doing….his remarks have been creating problems within our party. If the party leadership does not rectify it now for the progress of the party, then there is a possibility that we may not win 2020 election,” he noted, urging the NDC leadership to be “bold” and take a decision against the party founder.
Mr. Smith made the call on Asempa FM on Monday, March 19 2018.
Victor Smith also believes that Rawlings’ love for the NDC has become cold following his attacks, and thus called on him to exit the party if he so desires and join that of his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings’ National Democratic Party [NDP].
“If your love for the party has declined just leave the party,” he added.