Mahama, other NDC ‘big men’ thrown out during the signing of Rawlings’ book of condolence
Mahama, other NDC ‘big men’ thrown out during the signing of Rawlings’ book of condolence turned
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegation has allegedly been thrown out during the signing of the book of condolence opened for late former President, Flt lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings in Accra yesterday.
Chairman of the NDC party, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo who disclosed this during an interview on Asempa Fm today said the NDC delegation, led by former President John Dramani Mahama, was turned away from the Conference Centre by officials of State Protocol on Friday afternoon.
“They [State Protocol] told us the book has been closed and it will be reopened on Monday,” Mr Ofosu-Ampofo stated.
This development, he said, shocked the NDC delegation, thus, the party has decided to open its own book of condolence at the party office.
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo together with his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia have signed the book of condolence opened for the family of the late Jerry John Rawlings.
They signed the book this afternoon when they visited the family of the late Former President Rawlings to commiserate with them.
Ex-President Rawlings died yesterday, November 12, 2020, at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.
In his tribute, President Akufo-Addo’s stated: “Your role in the establishment and development of the 4th Republic as the most enduring Republic of our history is truly exceptional.
Ghanaians appreciate your leadership of our nation and will remember you accordingly. For me, I appreciate very much your friendship. Commandant, farewell and rest peacefully in the bosom of the Almighty.”
In his tribute Dr Bawumia reiterated that his death was sudden, shocking and unexpected.
“It was such shocking news. So sudden. So unexpected. But God knows best. When the history of Ghana is written, the phenomenal role you played in building our nation can never be forgotten. You were so kind and cared about the poor. May your soul rest in perfect peace,” he added.