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Rawlings decides for himself and his family, not NDC- Ahi

“Yes, he’s the founder of the party but he doesn’t decide what we should do. He getting registered for the Ghana card is his soul prerogative decision.” Sampson Ahi, on Hello FM.

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Bodi has lashed out founder of the NDC John Rawlings for defying the party in registering for the Ghana Card.

In an interview on Hello FM in Kumasi, Mr Ahi said Mr Rawlings cannot decide for NDC members on what to do.

“We have voted for executives to run and decide for the party. Anything Rawlings does is for himself and not NDC”, he said.

Background

Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Rawlings made a clear public statement directed to all members of his party, NDC, calling on them to put Ghana first by making themselves available for the Ghana Card registration exercise, and not to heed to the ‘noise’ of the minority in parliament, MyNewsGH.com reported.

Mr Rawlings, who founded the NDC on which ticket all the minority MPs were elected to parliament passed these comments by his action of availing himself for the Ghana Card registration when his party, led by the Minority in parliament were kicking against it and have advised all NDC members to stay away.

Mr Rawlings had himself registered without any verbal comments, but action, the saying goes, speaks louder than words, the former President may be suggesting to NDC Members. He has himself on occasions used the saying in ‘booming’ at the NDC.

His wife, Nana Konadu, who is no longer a member of the NDC also allegedly registered, MyNewsGH.com learnt, while Zanetor Rawlings, NDC MP, refused to partake in solidarity with her colleagues in parliament as the exercise for the former first family who were given a special privilege took place.

The Minority in parliament have boycotted the registration of the Ghana Card with wide support from NDC members who like their MPs agree the voters ID card be allowed for use for registration.

Many have questioned the sincerity of the NDC minority for making ‘noise’ now and boycotting the Ghana Card when they were in parliament and okayed the National Identification Act which limited the criteria to passport and birth certificate.

The Minority in Parliament, aside the Voters ID concerns announced a boycott of the registration exercise at Parliament for the national ID cards citing legal, procurement and cost concerns.

In a statement, the Minority leader and Tamale South MP said the National Identification Authority (NIA) has not been honest with the Ghanaian people over the cost of the project with two figures – $1.4billion and $293 million, – according to reports.

Source: My News

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