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Mills Wanted To Step Down As NDC Flagbearer In 2008 Due To Ill Health – Rawlings

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Former president Jerry John Rawlings has disclosed that the late ex-president John Evans Atta Mills wanted to opt out of the 2008 presidential elections due to his bad state of health.

For that reason he held a meeting with some party members to position themselves in order to contest for the Presidential Primaries due to Prof. Mills’ ill health, however, some of the members persuaded Mills to stay on after his return from South Africa.

Mr Rawlings bemoaned how these NDC party members turned Mills against him that he was not working for his good.

This was part of a reply dubbed “THE INTEGRITY OF TRUTH” to a book written by Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi titled “Working with Rawlings” which narrates his working relationship with Rawlings.

Read Rawlings’ Statement here:

MILLS’ PRIVATE CALL TO RAWLINGS

After his landslide victory in the 2006 NDC Primaries, candidate Mills travelled to South Africa for medical treatment. While in South Africa, Mills put a call through to President Rawlings and indicated his desire to forego the candidature for the presidential election owing to his medical state. Following this conversation, President Rawlings held a meeting with some leading members of the Party to express concern about the state of candidate Mills’ health, and urged them to identify recognizable party members who could step in. President Rawlings is on record as having suggested that some known personalities in the party should position themselves to demonstrate that the NDC had enough Presidential material.

Bizarrely, Kwamena Ahwoi has written a lengthy diatribe about how Rawlings coerced his brother (Ato Ahwoi) to contest Mills ahead of the primaries, leading to the breakdown of their healthy relationship. It should be stated on record, that President Rawlings took the responsible and pragmatic approach after he received that politically unnerving call from Professor Mills. He consulted the Party leadership to take strategic steps to fill the gap which by Professor Mills’ account was imminent.

Urging some members of the Party to position themselves for a potential contest, was in no way an attempt to undermine, sabotage, betray or malign Professor Mills as the author shamelessly infers in his book. More disappointing is the impression created that he was and is unaware of that critical phone call from Professor Mills (while in South Africa) to President Rawlings. It is rather telling of him to deny this well-known crisis merely in his bid to deride and denigrate the genuine efforts of former President Rawlings to arrest a crisis.

When Professor Mills returned to Ghana, meetings were held with him without the knowledge or participation of President Rawlings, where Professor Mills was convinced by those present, not to withdraw his candidature and actually made to believe that President Rawlings was working to undermine him. That, was when the mistrust begun, and Mr. Kwamena Ahwoi was and is well-known to be one of the master-architects of that manipulative agenda that pushed a very unwell candidate Mills into the 2008 General Elections.

It must be noted, that at no point did President Rawlings support Professor Mills in his bid for presidency, with the aim or intention to manipulate Professor Mills should he become President, despite the attempts of various individuals to peddle falsehoods and sow disunity.

Having worked with Professor Mills on various policy and manifesto achievements during his presidency, the aim was to support him and the NDC party back into government, for the good work of the pre-2000 NDC Administration to continue. After nineteen (19) years of working alongside various individuals with different motives and political beliefs including his political opponents, President Rawlings had acquired enough experience in people management to not be as unsophisticated in his relationship with Professor Mills as the book seeks to misinform.

President Rawlings was critical of President Mills’ administration, there is no denying that, in usual manner, this was done openly and with the best of intentions. He had meetings with President Mills offering counsel and suggestions strictly to the good of Mills’ presidency and that of his government. Rawlings has always remained consistent in his open and bona fides criticisms of President Mills’ administration which, to date, are still outstanding matters. These include:

  1. The failure of the Mills Government to investigate the assassination of the Yaa-Naa and forty (40) of his elders;
  2. President Mills’ inability to look into the death of Alhaji Issa Mobilla, the late Northern Regional Chairman of the CPP;
  3. The failure of the Mills Government to investigate and prosecute genuine fraudulent activities within President Kufuor’s administration; and
  4. The lack of dedication to the Party ideals of probity and accountability, as well as the monetization of the NDC internal electoral processes.

THE 2008 NDC CAMPAIGN

In his bid to justify his version of events, the author goes as far as stating that President Rawlings was visibly absent from the 2008 national election campaign. Without needing to belabour a well-known and publicized fact, this account is absolutely false! President Rawlings and Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings travelled extensively to campaign for candidate Mills and these campaigns were covered by the media and are a matter of public record. The documentary titled – An African Election – filmed during the 2008 campaign and election visibly shows the former president on the campaign trail with steely and unparalleled determination.

President Rawlings and Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings were actually an integral part of the NDC campaign structure for the 2008 election. He started his campaign in Sankore in the Brong Ahafo Region, and subsequently visited all ten regions, visiting some towns and villages twice, sometimes walking long distances in the process. President Rawlings traversed the whole country and made headlines by being the first to reach Tain, in the Brong Ahafo Region when that town became the eye of the storm during the election, leading to the legendary “third round”. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings campaigned in not less than 15 major markets in Greater Accra Region, after which she moved straight to the Volta Region to start work. She also campaigned in the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Western Regions. She is also on record as having loaned vehicles and countless other resources to the Party towards the elections.

Lest we forget Admiral Owusu Ansah, a courageous and patriotic member of the NDC who in spite of his failing health, joined the campaign trail shunning the comforts of his home in Accra in order to have Mills elected. This is a tribute to Admiral Owusu Ansah and patriots like General Nunoo-Mensah, who have selflessly sacrificed their lives, livelihoods and comforts for the Party; to then have one callously divisive individual, who in an attempt to increase book sales, insults and attempts to nullify the role and importance of these individuals.

Admiral Owusu Ansah, the true and dedicated members of the NDC owe you a debt.

Unsurprisingly, the author is ‘unaware’ of the campaign presence of the former President during the 2008 elections. Neither Kwamena Ahwoi, his brother nor majority of their cronies was on the campaign trail, preferring to stay in the comforts of their homes in Accra, perpetually leaving the hard work of getting the party re-elected to others, but always being first in line for political appointments.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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“Odious Hypocrisy At Its Apogee!” – Sammy Gyamfi Fires A Plus & Other Defendants Of Nana Addo’s Daughters

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It has been an explosive past few days in the political terrain after Sammy Gyamfi’s exposé about “My Sister’s Keepers” foundation, an NGO spearheaded by daughters of President Akuffo-Addo.

His allegations has triggered a series of reactions with some NPP supporters also leveling some accusations against sons of former President Mahama.

However, Sammy Gyamfi has clapped back in a beautiful write up attributed to him on his Facebook page.

Read the write up below:

For the records, the GCB cheque to My Sister’s Keeper foundation is dated 22nd May, 2018 (22/05/18), the part with /18/ was not fully captured by the picture we shared, just like the part with the “financial controller” inscription was not fully captured.

Secondly, the GCB cheque/donation of an amount of GHS227,000 was given to My Sister’s Keepers at a time Ray Sowah, Uncle of Rebecca Akufo Addo was Managing Director of GCB.

These daughters of President Akufo Addo have through this foundation, which they incorporated just 6 months after their father became President, collected monies from several Public Institutions.

Public institutions are unable to say no to their requests for funds because of who their father is. The fact that their father is President, puts them in a position to extort monies from public institutions.

We have no means of knowing how much they have collected from Public Institutions since their incorporation in June 2017. And we have no means to ascertain wether those taxpayers monies have actually gone into what they were meant for.

My question to those defending this shameful act is, if Lordina Mahama or the Sons of John Mahama had engaged in this act between 2013-2016, what would they have said? Even when the Lordina foundation was doing charity works with privately-sourced resources, what did they say about her?

If they have a passion for charity and know how to raise funds for same, why didn’t they incorporate this foundation when their father was not President? Do you know how many foundations have been struggling for financial sponsorship from Public Institutions in this country but to no avail?

Odious hypocrisy at its apogee!

We now know that President Akufo Addo is a FAMILY BUILDER and John Mahama, a NATION BUILDER. Ghana needs THE NATION BUILDER.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Akufo-Addo Will Not Live To Celebrate His Victory In The 2020 Elections – Prophet Makes Shocking Revelation

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A Ghanaian Prophet, Odifuor Kwabena Tawiah has made a bold and shocking revelation that President Akufo-Addo will not live to celebrate his victory in the 2020 elections.

As Elections approach, many prophecies keep flying here and there as typical of Ghanaian elections.

In a message addressed to the office of the President, Odifuor Kwabena Tawiah is heard alleging that some persons close to the President have planned to afflict him with sickness and that will be his end.

According to him, the President will win the elections but will not live to celebrate his victory.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Dr. Bawumia Donates GH₵ 200,000 To Victims Of Akyem Batabi Building Collapse

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The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has gone to the aid of victims of the church building collapse disaster that occurred at Akyem Batabi in the Asene Manso Akroso District in the Eastern Region.

Dr. Bawumia visited the location of the disaster as part of his Eastern Regional tour to commiserate with the church and affected families.

He revealed that GH₵ 200,000 bounty has be released to help the families involved.

So far, 30 people have been rescued with 8 survivors and 22 dead.

Meanwhile, the founder of the Church of Prosperity, Prophet Akoa Isaac, was on Saturday, October 24, 2020, granted police enquiry bail after his arrest on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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