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do not rest on your oars after successful regional election – former President Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called on members of the National Democratic Congress not to rest on their oars after their successful conclusion of regional elections over the weekend.

Mr. Rawlings congratulated all members of the party for a generally incident-free conduct of the process, and commended “delegates who defied the shameful and vulgar inducements by some candidates and their sponsors, and defiantly chose to elect those whose commitment and dedication to the party is unquestionable.”

In a statement issued by his office, he said however that “while the results of the elections are a good indication of the sense of purpose of delegates and the membership of the party at large, we cannot rest on our oars.”

Rawlings said the NDC as a party seeking to rebuild and strengthen itself, it is imperative for the party to see the results of the last elections as a small step towards confronting the bigger challenges it faces.

The NDC founder urged that as the party work towards the selection of national executives, the NDC should be guided by the enormity of the obstacles well-resourced individuals with parochial agendas will place in their way.
He said the NDC has to confront these stumbling blocks and ensure that the image and strength of the party comes first.

Mr. Rawlings hoped that with dedication, teamwork, truth and integrity, the party will once again rise to its once envious position in Ghana’s political climate.”

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