Renowned Investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has opined that the founder of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Jerry John Rawlings is no longer pivotal to the party’s success.
According to Mr. Azure, the NDC is gradually shifting from the “cult system” when the influence of Rawlings was so great that it could determine whether or not the party lost general elections.
Commenting on Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi’s book “working with Rawlings”, and the concerns people have raised that the timing of the release of that book could contribute to the defeat of the NDC, Manasseh Azure was of the opinion that the book cannot affect the chances of the NDC in any way.
“I fail to see how Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi’s book is an attack on the NDC and its chances in the next election. Former President Rawlings, who’s mainly the subject of “negative” revelations in the book, is no longer central to the success of the NDC.
The NDC is gradually shifting away from the cult system, when the founder’s/founders’ influence was so enormous that it could determine the victory or defeat of the party,” he argued.