A staunch member of the NDC and MP for Buem Constituency, Mr Kofi Adams has asserted that the biggest legacy of late former President Jerry John Rawlings is his establishment of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Speaking to Kofi Abotsi on Town Hall Talk via Asaase Radio, the former spokesperson of the late former President said “I can say that NDC was and for me even after his death [Rawlings] will remain Jerry Rawlings because in terms of the political processes that will be one of his biggest legacies also.
“When he decided to go multiparty democracy per his endorsement of the constitutional arrangement that people voted for, it meant that if we needed to continue with the governance to push our ideas and beliefs then we must either establish a party or vamoose from the system. He chose the path of establishing a party and NDC came up. And that is what we used to prosecute his values and beliefs.”
According to him, despite the fact that the former President had issues with the party and its executive during the latter parts of his days on earth, he still loved the party.
Mr Adams added, “So the NDC is his [Rawlings’] biggest legacy. Indeed, he continued to show…his love and admiration for his party, the NDC. Of course, he may have had issues with personalities no doubt about that and he may have had issues with sometimes the way we were doing things”
Highlighting the personality of the former late Flt. Lieutenant, Kofi Adams indicated that Rawlings was sometimes misunderstood. “If we took time to engage over an issue we didn’t understand well, we may have understood him better.”