- Former President John Mahama has led an NDC delegation to visit the family of former President J.J. Rawlings
- Mahama and the delegation visited to console the family over the death of Rawlings
- Chairman of the NDC has revealed that Mahama was refused access to the book of condolence
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A delegation from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has visited the family of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
The delegation led by former President John Dramani Mahama visited the family at Rawlings' residence on November 13, 2020, to commiserate with them over the death of the former president.
Former President Rawlings died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital where he was receiving treatment after falling ill a few days ago.
Reports have indicated that he must have passed away from complications of COVID-19 on Thursday morning, November 12, 2020.
Upon hearing the news of Rawlings' death, Mahama who was on a tour of the Ashanti region suspended his campaign and rushed back to back.
After a chairing a party meeting over the matter on Friday, November 13, 2020, Mahama and the high-powered delegation went console Rawlings' family.
Photos from the visit show Mahama, his running mate Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, NDC Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, and NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia.
Others were Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak, among others.
It had been expected that Mahama would have signed the book of condolence opened in honour of Rawlings.
But according to Chairman Ofosu Ampofo, Mahama could not get the opportunity because State Protocol turned him away.
In an interview on Asempa FM monitored by YEN.com.gh, Ofosu Ampofo indicated that:
“They [State Protocol] told us the book has been closed and it will be reopened on Monday."
Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has visited the residence of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Akufo-Addo paid the visit to console Rawlings' wife, Nana Konadu Agyemang on her loss.
.Videos from Akufo-Addo's visit have popped up showing a very sombre atmosphere in the house.
Akufo-Addo was accompanied by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and other members of the government.
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