NDC would survive after Rawlings; Kumbour
Dr. Benjamin Kumbour, former Minister for Defense in the Mahama administration has expressed hope that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would survive and be stronger than ever after the demise of its founder and leader, former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Speaking in an interview with Citi TV in Accra on Tuesday night, he said Rawlings was not stronger than the institution he established, adding that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has so far gone through transformation and for that matter, no individual can own NDC as an institution.
He cautioned that no leader should think that being a leader is an entitlement and lifetime property even if one formed the institution and expressed optimism to see NDC as strong as ever.
Commenting on the rumour of disunity in NDC and his sour relationship with former president Mahama, he said the party was established with different kinds of groups and people with different views, but that does not mean we are enemies because of mere political factions, which he said cannot let them be enemies.
He indicated that “anytime Mahama engages me to do something I do it and if I cannot do it and I know somebody capable to deliver, I refer him to that person to get result.”
Kumbour disclosed that, he is not like a baby crying for attention and does not lobby for an appointment in government.
He also denied that he is supporting Goosie Tando to take the flagbearership. The former Defense Minister, however, admitted that the former President Mahama is the best bet for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) come 2024, adding that when Mahama goes wrong, we criticize him and when things go right, we must also credit him.