JJ Rawlings endorses Nana Addo on the other hand, saying that he (Nana Addo) is not known for “messing around with material things”
JJ Rawlings, founder of the ruling National Democratic Congress, (NDC) has affirmed that the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo is not a corrupt man. Rawlings backs his claims with the notion that Nana Addo is not a materialist.
During an interview with Nigerian newspaper The Guardian, the former president emphasised a great deal on corruption when the issue was raised by the interviewer.
Rawlings dissected the issue of corruption in Ghana, shedding light on how it came about and how it can be alleviated. He chided the ruling NDC for bringing about corruption in the country. According to him, corruption in the party began under the late President Mills. Also, he did not hesitate to point out that the same corruption brought about his wife’s (Konad Rawlings) exit from the party.
Rawlings while shedding light on corruption, explained that the engulfing rate of corruption in the NDC could affect its chances of assuming victory in the coming general elections. Having said that, JJ Rawlings endorses Nana Addo on the other hand, saying that he (Nana Addo) is not known for “messing around with material things”.
Rawlings’ judgement comes on the heels of President Mahama’s acceptance of a supposed gift of a $100,000 Ford Expedition from Burkinabe contractor, Djibril Kanazoe, who later won juicy government contracts. [Get the full story here] Though government insists that the so-called gift was not a form of bribe to the president, some political stakeholders maintain that it was indeed a bribe.
A few months ago the President stated on a BBC interview that he has never taken a bribe. Amid the very many backlashes hurled at Mahama after the statement, anti-corruption campaigner P.C Ofori, came out to say that President Mahama indeed is not corrupt. But it appears JJ Rawlings fondly called Papa J, thinks otherwise.