Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), earlier today after signing the book of condolence opened in honour of Rawlings made a statement where he said, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are crying more than the bereaved.
He said, “It is interesting to note that people who didn’t give president Rawlings his honour and privileges as a former president of the Republic. People who fought tooth and nail to make sure that his principles are obliterated through the scrapping of 31st December as a holiday and June 4 as a holiday and at every celebration of the June 4 including the very last one. We were vilified and insulted, and threatened court action to force NDC to delete June 4 worth celebrating, are the guys who are pretending to be weeping more than the bereaved.
We are not going to usurp the power of the president in honouring a former president, we are not going to usurp the power of the immediate family in celebrating the life of their dear one, we are not going to prevent the family in Anlo from honouring president Rawlings but we also deserve to honour our Founding Father otherwise, the party will not be worth dying for.”