PHOTO: Former President Rawlings Puts His Hand Into Flames At The 2010 Coup Celebration

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    The Northern Regional Organizer of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Alhaji Abdullah Hindu, has warned former President Jerry John Rawlings against any attempt to overthrow President John Evans Atta Mills.
    He noted with deep concern that Ex-President Jerry Rawlings’ expressions and demeanor at the 29th anniversary celebration of the 31st December 1981 coup were reminiscent of the posture that led to the overthrow of Dr. Hilla Liman’s constitutionally elected government in 1981. He said, given his previous record, Mr Rawlings’s current and sustained criticism of President Mills and his functionaries, as well as other state institutions could be signs that he was preparing to either stage or orchestrate a coup.

    Former President Rawlings

    Alhaji Abdullah Hindu stated this when he addressed a large gathering of NPP supporters at Choggu Hilltop during the inauguration of the party’s youth group called Concerned Elephants Club which has a 13 member interim committee under the Chairmanship of Abdul Bashiru Baba.
    He described the John Evans Atta Mills administration as a “dead horse” which Ghanaians would vote out of power in 2012 and any coup d’état would only thwart the wishes of the people of Ghana. The Northern Regional NPP Organizer endorsed President Mills’ declaration of the year 2011 as one of Action given that the living conditions of Ghanaians are set to deteriorate because of what he referred to as “abnormal taxes” captured on the 2011 budget statement.
    Alhaji Abdullah Hindu therefore reminded the Party’s youth and women groups of their responsibility to embark on door to door campaigns to expose the NDC’s deceit and propaganda that won them power in 2008.
    A former Northern Regional Minister in the Kufuor administration, Prince Imoro Andani, urged party supporters to avoid the use of inflammatory language on their campaign platforms. He said Ghanaians were yearning for a Nana Akufo-Addo-led NPP administration in 2012 but that the use of abusive language will discourage non-party members from voting for Nana Addo and his parliamentary candidates.
    Sule Salifu, an NPP youth activist in Tamale accused the security agencies of turning a blind eye to offences being perpetrated by NDC youth in the region whose actions have rendered several people homeless.