Former President Jerry John Rawlings has expressed concern about the whopping increase in the filing fee for the presidential primaries of the National Democratic
Congress (NDC) and called on the party’s National Executive Committee to take a second look at the decision.
The Founder of the NDC cautioned that certain actions or decisions could either be a reflection of the circumstances of the NDC’s birth or “mark a departure from where we are coming from as a party”.
“I doubt if anyone of us who has served with integrity, relying on our salaries can raise these filing fees unless we engaged in some unethical behaviour while in office; Unless we abused or misused our positions during our tenure,” the Founder said.
The former President said with the aspirants having barely two weeks to raise the high amount a perception may be created that the party is being handed over to the highest
Flt Lt Rawlings made the call when the newly elected National Executive Committee of the party called on him at his Ridge office on Friday.
The party founder advised the National Executive Committee to review their decision and find alternatives to address the legitimate concern of raising funds to finance the
He admonished the newly elected executives to work assiduously to restore the integrity of the party even as they prepare for the uphill task ahead.
Rawlings urged them to imbibe the superior values of probity, accountability and social justice which used to set the NDC apart from all other parties whilst they all ponder on the way forward. He wished the newly elected party officers well in their quest to rebuild a formidable party.
Kobina Andoh Amoakwa
(Communications Directorate, Office of Rawlings )