General Politics

I have not endorsed any candidate – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has issued a statement to deny claims that he has endorsed certain personalities running for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearership position or national executive officers.

A portion of the statement said, “The attention of the office of former President Jerry John Rawlings has been drawn to publications in the media claiming the Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has endorsed certain personalities who are campaigning for the roles of party flagbearer and national executive officers.”

“The Founder of the NDC wishes to make it clear that he has not endorsed any individual or group vying for roles in the party”.

The former president through the release stressed that the media should do due diligence by crosschecking information about the former President [Rawlings] before publication in order to avoid the dissemination of false and propaganda related material, during the campaign for national office holders in the NDC.

Read statement below;

PRESS RELEASE

September 11, 2018

RAWLINGS HAS ENDORSED NO CANDIDATE

The attention of the office of former President Jerry John Rawlings, has been drawn to publications in the media claiming the Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has endorsed certain personalities who are campaigning for the roles of party flagbearer and national executive officers.

The Founder of the NDC wishes to make it clear that he has not endorsed any individual or group vying for roles in the party.

He reiterates that the consultative process which was initiated by the Council of Elders will not be stampeded. This should allow the party to pave way for the emergence of true and committed patriots, whose object and focus is to re-establish the noble core of our tradition and values.

The media is urged to crosscheck information concerning the former President before publication to avoid the dissemination of false and propaganda related material, especially during the campaign for national office holders in the NDC.

Issued By:

Kobina Andoh Amoakwa
(Communications Directorate)

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