The National Democratic Congress have organised a night vigil to mourn their founder, Jerry John Rawlings who has kicked the bucket.
During the night, the general secretary of the party, Asiedu Nketiah during his speech shed tears in remembrance of the late Head of State.
Mr. Nketia suggested in his speech that June 4th should be made a holiday in Ghana to honor the memory of JJ Rawlings.
Mr. Asiedu Nketia suggested that the NDC party, if elected in the 2020 polls, will ensure that the day is made a holiday.
According to him, such a holiday will energize Ghanaians and give them an opportunity to reflect on the principles of the June 4 revolution.
“Let us fight to come to power. Let us revisit the idea of June 4 becoming one of the national holidays. We can only do this when we are in power. In opposition, it cannot be done,” he said.
Asiedu Nketia also challenged the Akufo-Addo to make June 4 a public holiday to prove that indeed he recognizes the late President Rawlings as a great man who has contributed significantly to the country’s development.
“If the current government thinks that President Rawlings was a great man, then let them honour his great works and his great works can be remembered if we observe June 4, at least for one day when the nation will stand still, go back and review what June 4 stood for and to re-energize ourselves to live by the principles,” he said.