Rawlings cautions NDC to reject 'unprincipled, insincere' candidates

BY: Daily Graphic

A Former President and Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, has urged delegates of the NDC to "reject those whose conduct and lack of genuine commitment have contributed to the weakening of the party".

In line with this, he has encouraged party delegates to elect candidates of integrity into the leadership cadre of the party.

In a message to NDC delegates ahead of their regional elections today, Mr Rawlings noted that the outcome of the elections would potentially affect the party's future.

Delegates from all the 275 constituencies will assemble at various designated centres to perform a very important democratic function on behalf of party constituents today.

In the view of the former President, the outcome of these conferences would go a long way in determining the future direction of the party.

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Re-invigoration of  NDC

To ensure the consolidation and re-invigoration of  the NDC party,  Mr Rawlings urged delegates to listen to their constituents and elect persons of integrity who genuinely had the party at heart.

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The former President noted that in the recent past “the monetisation of our internal selection process has adversely affected the fortunes of the party. I, therefore, urge you to resist the influence of money and material inducements from those who are more interested in themselves and their selfish interests than in building a strong and effective party”.

The rank and file, he said, must also take the destiny of the party into their own hands and reject those whose conduct and lack of genuine commitment had contributed to the weakening of the party.

“Delegates must elect those who respect the essence of teamwork and who are principled, truthful and sincere. Let us establish through the outcome of our regional elections that we have learned from our recent past,” he charged delegates.

He concluded by wishing the various candidates the best of luck.