Former President Jerry John Rawlings has revealed that the ”bad image” of President John Dramani Mahama is likely to cost the National Democratic Congress (NDC) victory in the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.
In an interview with Metro TV in Accra, Jerry Rawlings lamented that the stark corruption in the John Mahama administration had never ceased and that severe steps would have to be taken to root out the cancer.
“It’s most unfortunate but the image of both the government and the party [National Democratic Congress – NDC]…is as bad as what it was in the John Evans Atta Mills’ period before he died, and that’s not healthy at all. How many times hasn’t he [President Mahama] assured the public of dealing with corruption, and yet we are not seeing enough that will help to clear the image of the government. The unprecedented levels of corruption, offensive show of power and opulence by some at a time when our country requires prudence and frugality, is an issue that I call on President Mahama to set his eyes on,” he lamented.
In the meantime, President John Dramani Mahama is expected to make known his political plans ahead of the 2016 elections as high ranking members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) impress on him to fasten the process of choosing the right vice presidential candidate before the end of the year.