Founder of the National Liberation Party Stephen Atubiga has revealed a detailed conversation he had with former President Jerry John Rawlings before his death.
According to Stephen Atubiga, Rawlings told him that NDC will be doomed when it gets to a point where a public servant’s 3 to 6 months salary cannot afford him to file for a party position.
“Jerry told me that when NDC gets to that point then it is doomed. Jerry said a party like NDC must be for all. So when a workers 3 to 6 months salary cannot afford to pay for filing fees then it is a big problem that’s what Jerry told me”, Atubiga revealed.
Stephen Atubiga was speaking in a video on Good evening Ghana making hr rounds online days after his appearance on the current affairs TV show.
Stephen Atubiga is on record to have criticized the opposition party for fixing an exorbitant filing fees for its flagbearer hopefuls.
He was later suspended for anti-party conduct.
In a two-page letter, the NDC’s Functional Executive Committee accused Mr. Atubiga of making disparaging and unfounded comments against key party members including the party’s election 2020 Campaign Chairman, Professor Joshua Alabi.
He had been previously summoned over a news item in which he made the said remarks.
According to the party, he recanted his comments and pledged “never to do or say anything that would bring the good name of the party into disrepute
Mr. Atubiga is said to have committed to this pledge in a letter dated February 26, 2021.
“You also agreed to write officially on your Facebook wall retracting your earlier writings and to write officially to Hon. Joshua Alabi apologizing personally to him and to refrain from such defamatory comments in the future,” the letter indicated.