Flashback: Politicians now deceive, lie for power

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Former President Jerry John Rawlings a year ago lamented the fact that some politicians have mastered the art of deception through lies in order to perpetuate their stay in power.

He emphasized the need for politicians to speak the truth
all the time given that truth is of utmost importance in governance and

He further urged political leaders to draw lessons from
traditional leaders who are guided by traditional customs that forbid them from
telling lies as the repercussions of such acts are daunting.

The former military leader and Founder of the NDC made these
remarks while condoling with the Volta Regional National Democratic Congress (NDC),
Mr Ametefe, who lost his wife.

Mr Ametefe was very appreciative of Flt. Lt Rawlings’s visit
saying: “What you have done this morning has really touched my heart and
the heart of the Region.  This is what
defines us as the NDC and you have proven that you still love the NDC and it is
my prayer that all the mudslinging and vilification will stop so we can focus
on the bigger agenda.”

Today’s NDC is not
the NDC I founded- Rawlings laments

Mr. Rawlings recently
 in another round of repudiation against
his party suggested that the current National Democratic Congress (NDC) does
not represent the principles upon which he founded the social democratic party.

Speaking at a conference of
cadres and activists of the revolution at the Anita Hotel in Kumasi in the
Ashanti region on Saturday, Flt Lt Rawlings bemoaned the monetization of the
NDC adding that some leading members of the party “have almost purchased the
power of the party into their pockets”.

According to him, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was borne out of what he described as fire purely on the principles of democracy but that has changed.

we say its democracy? When money is at play? How can I be the founder of such a
party? This thing was borne out of fire”.

Source: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2019

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