February 27, 2018


Former President Jerry John Rawlings has descended heavily on Member of Parliament for Odododiodioo Edwin Niii Lante Vanderpuye for saying in the media that the National Democratic Congress will free jailed former boss of GYEEDA, Abuga Pele should the party win the 2020 election.

According to Mr. Rawlings, such ideas and actions will only ensure the NDC remains in opposition for a “long, long time.”

In a strongly-worded statement published on his Twitter page, the former president said no one must be put above the law, and that persons who perpetrate crimes must duly be punished.

“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,” Rawlings said.

Abuga Pele, the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA), was sentenced alongside the Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, to a combined jail-term of 18 years on various counts, including willfully causing financial loss to the state.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com