View Full Version : Mills Refused To Be Rawlings’ Puppet – Kwesi Pratt

The Informer
10th April 2011, 12:32 PM
The former President is reported to have said on several platforms that the Mills’ administration is not performing because he (Mills) does not listen to advice.

He asserts that the former President having realized that President Mills was unwilling to succumb to his whims and caprices then tagged his administration as full of ‘greedy bastards’. Mr Pratt said, it beats his imagination that whenever any NDC activist dare censure Mr. Rawlings, that person immediately comes under a barrage of verbal attacks, and challenged claims that the Rawlingses founded the NDC since that was inconsistent with the laws of the country.

“I have no doubt in my mind that the NDC is in a very deep crisis and the opposition are taking advantage of it. To say that the party belongs to former President Rawlings is an affront to the laws of Ghana. No party can be ruled by any individual and no one person can register a political party in Ghana.

Before a political party is recognized it must have founding members from a number of regions or constituencies in the country and it should have operational offices. It is therefore not right for one to say that NDC belongs to former President Rawlings.”

Speaking as a panelist on Radio Gold’s Alhaji and Alhaji with Suhini Alhassan as host, Mr Pratt demanded: “How can it be possible for anybody to solve the multi-dimensional problems in Ghana in 6 months? It is not possible to do that in six months even the founder knows; so where from all these allegations?”

Touching on the decision by the NDC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to go for an early Congress in July instead of December, the outspoken seasoned journalist described it as a wise one, adding that it will “break the myth around all kinds of forces in the party.”

“Let the delegates of the NDC decide who they want so that those who think the party cannot go on without them will know their stance,” he said.

He disclosed that he will be extremely disappointed if former first Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings shelves her presidential ambition and fails to contest President Mills in the party’s primaries for a flagbearer.

“I will be most disappointed if she doesn’t contest. She should contest…Let the people of Ghana and the delegates of NDC decide who is who. This is the moment of reckoning and all those who think they are ‘chales’ (significant people); this is the time for them to display their ‘chale’ (significance). The time for ‘chale’ display has come; let them go forward. Let the people decide and after that…Let them say that the people made a mistake…I will encourage her to contest,” he said.

Source: Rebecca Quaye/peacefmonline.com/GIJ