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Politics of Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Source: 3 News

Rawlings denies endorsing anyone for any position in NDC

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Former President Jerry John Rawlings has denied some reports that he has endorsed some persons aspiring to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) into the 2020 general elections.

A statement issued by his Communication Directorate said the founder of the party said there are media publications claiming he has endorsed certain personalities who are campaigning for the roles of party flagbearer and national executive officers.

But that, according to the statement, is false as Mr. Rawlings has not endorsed any candidate be it in the presidential primary or the national executive race.

“The Founder of the NDC wishes to make it clear that he has not endorsed any individual or group vying for roles in the party,” the statement said Tuesday.

It said the consultative process which was initiated by the Council of Elders will not be stampeded.

“This should allow the party to pave way for the emergence of true and committed patriots, whose object and focus is to re-establish the noble core of our tradition and values,” it added.

It has meanwhile urged the media to crosscheck information concerning the former President before publication to avoid the dissemination of false and propaganda related material, especially during the campaign for national office holders in the NDC.

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