A leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has lashed out at the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for resorting to Jerry Rawlings’s death to score cheap political points.
According to him, the NDC walked over their founder when he was alive and the same people, who crucified him are today hailing him after his death.
“The former statesman was a hero; unfortunately, his own party he founded with his wife, leading members of the NDC reduced the man we all believe fought for this party from hero to zero. And now that he is dead, they want to use him to resurrect their dying campaign, and they are calling him a hero,” Gabby, as he is affectionately called, said at the campaign launch of the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for Wa Central Constituency, Hajia Humu Awudu.
He added: “They should have made peace with him (Rawlings) and his family when he was alive. Don’t denigrate him when he was alive and turn to celebrate him when he is dead for your selfish ends.”
Otchere-Darko said the NDC has failed in convincing Ghanaians to accept their campaign message, and are only resorting to using the death of Rawlings to win sympathy votes in the run-up to the 7 December elections.
He is therefore calling on Ghanaians to vote massively for the governing NPP for development, adding the NPP parliamentary candidate, Awudu, will lobby for jobs for the people, empower women and provide social amenities if she is voted into power.
NPP is winning
Gabby was optimistic the NPP will win the 7 December elections to continue with its laudable programmes such as Planting for Food and Jobs, NaBCo, Free Senior High School, students’ loans without a guarantor among many others.
On her part, Hajia Awudu called on the women in the region to vote for the NPP come December 7.
“I came to let people hear your cry, even if you put water in a bottle for 16 years, it will stink. My mothers, you are the ones taking care of children, on December 7 you are going to vote for your children, your business and also for development,” she said.
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