Mahama won on his own merit – Rawlings.
STATEMENT BY H.E. JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS
Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings says an impression that he at a recent meeting confessed to not campaigning for President Mahama in 2012 was twisted. The former President in statement below states that it is public knowledge that he did not campaign for President Mahama neither did he campaign against him.
“Why deny him [Mahama] his due? Many of us live in a state of self-denial because we seem to have an aversion for unpleasant situations. It is important for us to develop a historical memory of events. I said it over and over, NDC would have lost terribly had God not called the Prof.
“Mahama won on his own merit and let’s recall that there was an air of desperation and near panic when the Prof passed. This situation worked in Mahama’s favour and he literally campaigned alone. Eighty per cent of the national executives couldn’t campaign without following him. That’s how much credibility they had lost.
“I did not campaign for him, neither did I campaign against him so let’s give him his due and acknowledge the fact that he did most of the work by himself. This was the reality. This time round almost everyone’s political credibility has suffered terribly, including Mahama and that’s why I was saying that the new hope will now come from a re-invigorated and reenergised party machinery.
“If advantage is not taken to do what needs to be done by the party leadership I am not too sure 2016 will be favourable.
“So far the poor performance and corrupt characters are taking advantage of the support bases’ fear of the opposition to embolden themselves in perpetuating themselves and their crass behaviour. They have grown insensitive and do not seem to give a damnbecause they know the vulnerable and insecure electorate will continue to support the NDC because they are nervous of an opposition take over.”