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General News of Tuesday, 27 February 2018


Clear Vanderpuije, others – Rawlings to NDC

Former President John Rawlings Former President John Rawlings

Former President, Jerry John Rawlings has asked the National Democratic Congress(NDC) leadership to pack out people like Nii Lantey Vanderpuije, and others to save the party’s image.

Mr. Rawlings’ comment comes on the back of claims by the Odododiodoo lawmaker, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye that the NDC would win the 2020 general elections so it can release jailed Former GYEEDA boss Abuga Pele.

But the former military leader said “fortunately, this kind of talk belongs to a handful of people in the NDC leadership who have gained power and influence they do not deserve and the sooner they are packed off, the better for the NDC and this country.

He adds: “stealing and corruption puts no one above the law. Those who have committed crimes deserve to be punished.

He warned that“If the quest for political power is to release wrongdoers from prison, then the NDC is laying its own foundation to remain in opposition for a long long time,”

The former MP for Chiana Paga is serving a six- year jail term for willfully causing financial loss to the state. He was sentenced together with the Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, who was also slapped with 12 year sentencing.

Below is Mr Rawlings’ tweet

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