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- Sunday, 14 August 2016 10:17
NDC campaign launch: I will reserve my 'boom' until after the December 7 elections - JJ Rawlings...
Founder of the governing NDC Jerry John Rawlings has hinted he will be embarking on a nationwide tour after the December 2016 general elections.
The founder who has in the past, castigated the governing NDC for ‘losing its values’ said the tour will focus on “how I think we could restore the kind of strength that will take us into the future.”
The former President began a largely evasive speech by ruling out any possibility of his famed ‘boom’ speeches in which he makes explosive commentary and fiery criticisms.
“I will reserve what I have to say till after the elections,” former President Rawlings said aware of a feared expectation.
The founder whose popular style of lambasting his party has endeared him to the opposition NPP said the First Lady Lordina Mahama approached him soon after he took his seat on the platform and wanted to know if he was going to ‘boom’ today.
“So is this why you came to sit next to me?” he said laughing. “If I talk there is trouble, if I don’t talk too, there is a problem.”
Touching on the elections, former President Rawlings warned the NDC not to underestimate the NPP.
President Rawlings told a packed stadium of party supporters that defeating the NPP is “going to be quite a challenge”.
“What is ahead of you is not an easy task” the NDC founder said amid cheers from 16,000 supporters.