Former President JJ Rawlings says the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is aware they cannot win the 2020 polls.
Addressing the party’s Cadre’s conference at Ejisu in the Ashanti region Saturday, Mr. Rawlings claimed some people have bought leadership positions in the party when they know they cannot win the elections next year.
“For a Cadres meeting to be taking place, if we cannot do a serious indent examination of our strength and weakness then it is not a real Cadres meeting. It’s nice to hear your determination towards 2020 victory, and yes there are some among us in the leadership who initially didn’t think after four years you can wrestle power from this people. And yet, if I may speak frankly, have gone ahead and almost purchased the power of this party into the pocket and claiming to be aiming into 2020 when I know and some of you should know that their aim is not really towards 2020.
“Because it is not easy to wrestle power from this people in their so called mid-term strike but that natural drift could, may and will come possibly after 8 years. Meanwhile, you have secured 2020 out of the way for yourself, so you will be there knowing down well that you are just using it as a transit when you know 2024 is your target,” Mr. Rawlings said.
He urged the party to stop abusing elders in the country while preparing to face elections.