The Eastern Regional chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has taken a swipe at the former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings for what he describes as unwarranted attacks against the party and President John Mahama.
Describing the founder and flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP) as ungrateful, Bismark Tawiah Boateng wondered why Mrs. Rawlings will attack and label the Mahama administration as corrupt and incompetent.
Mrs. Rawlings in not long ago bemoaned some corrupt practices and incompetence in the Mahama-led administration adding, it is painful and unfortunate for a party like the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to run the nation into a ditch.
She charged government to stop sole sourcing of contracts in order to tackle the rising spate of corruption in Ghana.
Speaking on Radio Ghana on Tuesday, May 17, she further charged politicians to stop bribing the media to “keep quiet about issues that are happening” in the country.
However, speaking to journalists after an extended executive committee meeting of the party in Koforidua, Mr. Boateng challenged Mrs. Rawlings to tell how she was able to resource the 31st December Women Movement during her husband’s presidency.
“If she says this government is corrupt I challenge her to tell us how she was able to find money to run her 31st. She shouldn’t dare tag this government as corrupt because she did worse things when her husband was the president,” Mr. Boateng said.
He added that “Nana Konadu’s aim is to ensure that Akuffo Addo wins the elections that are why she has been heaping praises on him wherever she goes. Her aim is to make NDC, a party she once served as vice chairman unpopular so that we will loose the elections”.
The chairman warned that the NDC will not sit aloof for Mrs. Rawlings to paint them in a negative light.
” We can assure her of our readiness to battle her anywhere if she so wishes. What at all does she need from NDC again?” he quizzed.