Former President Jerry John Rawlings, said Ghana needs a “real and true awakening.”
A statement released by the Office of the former President, copied to the Ghana News Agency on Monday in Accra, said: “The Government is fast speeding the country into an abyss and as Easter draws near, let us seek God’s guidance in honest, unpretentious prayer of supplication”.
It said former President Rawlings was commenting on “Current happenings within the Government and the National Democratic Congress NDC Leadership”.
The NDC last week suspended Mr Kofi Adams, a Deputy General Secretary of the party and aide of the former President.
This followed an alleged tape recording of a conversation between Mr Adams and Mr Gabby Otchere-Darko, a leading member of the New Patriotic Congress (NPP) in which he (Adams) said he was against President John Evans Atta Mills’ bid for second term. Mr Adams has denied that the voice on the tape is his.
The statement said: “When you find yourself in an unintended pit or hole the wise thing to do is to stop digging.
“It does not appear the Mills Government is able to see the growing darkness around them. They have lost so much moral high ground and now one of the most truthful, forceful, logically minded personalities of integrity in the party leadership is being treated like an outcast to serve a parochial and unpatriotic interest.
“Do we need any other evidence to demonstrate that the Mills Government has no intention of profiting from the truth? Ghana needs a real and true awakening. The Government is fast speeding the country into an abyss and as Easter draws near let us seek God’s guidance in honest, unpretentious prayer of supplication.”