NDP: The Last Kicks of A Disappointed Dictator?

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NDP: The Last Kicks of A Disappointed Dictator?

NDP: The Last Kicks of A Disappointed Dictator?
by Pan-Africanist Briefs
It must not be forgotten that ex-President Rawlings reluctantly relinquished power as the dictator only after a long period of the PNDC misrule and a lot of pressure. And that despite all the veneer of accountability and probity, he is the only President of the 4th Republic who has entrenched provisions in the constitution permanently defending him for accounting for any actions or omissions committed under his leadership. The National Delegates Convention of the National Democratic Party (NDP) has just ended, with Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings elected unopposed as the Presidential candidate of the NDP. The delegates met at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi to elect a presidential candidate for the December elections, with Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings as the sole candidate and her husband Jerry John Rawlings, of the NDC, as the special guest.
Connecting the dots from the speech and his recent meeting with Akufo-Addo, Rawlings is seeking assurances of “being taken care of” properly. Rawlings would want assurances that he would not go through what they went through under the Kufour Administration. Thus issues of diplomatic passports, VIP services by State Protocol, as well as other deals such as immunity from prosecution for himself and especially his wife, no witch-hunting and free from political persecution, a sort of safe-passage under the envisaged NPP government, would naturally be on the list. Rawlings is hoping that a defeat at the polls would cause a revolt in the party. This is childish. No political party forgives saboteurs, even if they may claim to have had good intentions.

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