General secretary of the NDC party, Asiedu Nketia has expressed shock on how the NPP party is moving swiftly in ‘crying’ even more than the bereaved following the death of Jerry John Rawlings.
Asiedu Nketia told journalists after signing the book of condolence opened by the party in his honour on Friday, November 13 that he’s quite surprised that the very people who didn’t give the needed privileges and respect to Rawlings when he was alive are now crying over his death as if they care.
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 are 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.”
Mr Rawlings died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra on Thursday November 12, 2020 after suffering a short illness.