Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Former president Rawlings criticises Mills

Former president Jerry John Rawlings has spoken out against President John Atta Mills and his government. The former Ghanaian president issued a statement saying Mills' government was unable to “see the growing darkness around them” and was sinking into a bottomless pit.

In the statement to the media on Monday 26 March, Rawlings said the suspension of his aide, Kofi Adams, as Deputy General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) over an alleged leaked tape, was “to serve a parochial and unpatriotic interest” of some party officials.

Adams is on suspension for 90 days pending the outcome of a Disciplinary Committee's investigation for allegedly saying in a secret recording that he will be part of a plot to ensure Mills' defeat in the December elections, after Nana Konadu lost the bid to become the party's presidential candidate at the Sunyani Congress.

Rawlings, who has spoken out against Mills before, concluded in his statement that “Ghana needs a real and true awakening." He added: "The government is fast speeding the country into an abyss and as Easter draws near let us seek God's guidance in honest, unpretentious prayer of supplication.”

Sources: Ghana Web, My Joy Online, Citifmonline

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