Source : Myjoyonline |
The Member of Parliament for Bimbila Constituency, Domnic Nitiwul, says ex-President Rawlings would be the biggest destructive tool for the NDC in the 2012 general elections.
He noted that Mr Rawlings’ frequent outbursts, critical comments and criticisms of the Mills administration would not do the party any good.
He was speaking in reaction to Mr Rawlings’ comments in Wednesday’s edition of the ‘Daily Guide’ newspaper in which the ex-president expressed displeasure at the kind of people surrounding President Mills.
According to Mr Rawlings, such people are not committed to the ideals of the party and are only interested in selfish gains, adding that they are ‘traitors and opportunists.’
However, Mr Nitiwul, said if the ex-president continues behaving that way, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) may not even need to campaign to win the 2012 elections.
Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana Programme, NPP MP advised the ex-president to "sit back and act as a statesman if he wants to help our democracy." He stated that ex-president Rawlings cannot castigate the government and turn back to campaign on its behalf later.
“How would he come back to tell us that President Mills is a good man and that we should vote for him only to surround himself with sycophants again who would milk the country?" He queried.
Mr Nitiwul acknowledged that as an ex-president, Mr Rawlings has done his best for this country and that Ghanaians appreciate that very much.
“He has ruled this nation for 19 years, if he had any good thing to offer, he has done that already," he said, adding, "we thank him very much and we are asking him to sit back and watch others take over.”
But he was quick to add that if the ex-president does not heed this counsel “he would be the number one campaign tool for the opposition NPP during the 2012 elections.