General News of Friday, 16 November 2012

Source: The Enquirer

Rawlings desperate to join NDC campaign

The apparent failure of plot stage-managed by President Jerry Rawlings to sneak into the National Democratic Congress (NDC) campaign, through an alleged plea by so-called former party executives, has left the NDC founder in desperate search of avenues to pursue his desired comeback.

With barely 21 days to the December 7 general elections and with no sign of getting any invitation from the NDC hierarchy to join in the campaign trail, the former President, The Enquirer is reliably informed, has adopted new approaches to enable him to sneak himself into the campaign.

The Enquirer can report on authority that former President Rawlings has embarked on last minute tactics, including sending emissaries around the constituencies, to persuade NDC officials and parliamentary candidates to invite him to speak on their platforms.

The Enquirer can also confirm that certain figures well connected to the former President have been sending text messages to NDC campaign managers in various constituencies to invite him to mount platforms to help them launch their campaigns.

Interestingly, The Enquirer is in possession of some of the text messages and would release them sooner.

The last minute desperate attempts by the former president to be part of the NDC campaign at all cost is seen by observers as subtle means of warming himself into the NDC, as he smells victory for the party without his involvement and redundant in the affairs of the NDC and national politics.

The former president has not spared the NDC since 2009 with attacks on the party and some personalities.

The one who suffered most was the late President J.E.A Mills whom the former President attacked on constant basis even in death.

Former President Rawlings went further to make it clear that he would not be part of the NDC campaign towards the elections.

However, he was reported to have rescinded that decision not too long ago, following a meeting he had with some former executives of the NDC.