Former President Jerry John Rawlings has described as hypocrisy National Democratic Congress (NDC) functionaries who recuse themselves from party activities but scramble for positions when the party is in office, stressing that
the level of despondency crippling into the NDC could only be arrested if the noble principles upon which the party was formed was re-embraced.

He was addressing the mammoth extra-ordinary congress of the party in Kumasi on Thursday, when he indicated that the NDC could only win the impending general elections if the rank and file restrict themselves to hard-work.

?Those who are sitting in the comfort of their homes waiting for others to travel to the nook and cranny of the country to campaign for them must desist from that and join the campaign trail as soon as possible’ adding that It is important for the NDC leadership to get a taste of the exercise some of? them have been engaged in for several years and see if they can also be efficient. ” In fact, touring the whole country to campaign is like going through a military training,? Mr. Rawlings asserted.

Continuing, he said people priding themselves in excitement that the NDC was disjointed and be descending to the abyss in no time, would only wake up from their slumber if the leaders render selfless and remain civil in their dealings.

The former president who, took the occasion? to advice various interest groups in the party to, embrace harmony to ensuring the cohesion of the party was sustained before, during and after the national elections.

Ahead of the congress, there were some uncertainties whether the founder of the party would be attending. These uncertainties were however, put to rest when reports established his participation.

Meanwhile lots of party supporters believe that his presence has given hope to the party and put to rest allegations that he would be leaving the party for the newly formed NDP.

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