- The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has accused President Akufo-Addo of trying to hijack Rawlings’ funeral
- He said the president is pretending to be honouring the late former president when he and the NPP frustrated him
- Nketia told the story of how the NPP under Kufour rule disrespected Rawlings
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Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary of the NDC, has said Akufo-Addo is trying to hijack the funeral of the late former president Rawlings, who was also the founder of the NDC.
Asiedu Nketia, commonly referred to as General Mosquito, said the president has already started sidelining the NDC in the funeral process as he has totally failed to mention the NDC in any speech related to the late former president.
According to him, there is a clear attempt by Akufo-Addo and the NPP who are rather political opponents to take over the funeral of Mr. Rawlings and leave out the NDC as mere spectators; stating that Akufo-Addo wants to reap where he’s not sown.
He has described this as hypocrisy on the part of the president as he claimed the NPP under former president Kufour frustrated Rawlings when he exited power.
Telling that story, according to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on kasapafmonline.com, said Akufo-Addo, who was an Attorney-General in Kufour’s government, cancelled all courtesies that were meant for Rawlings after he left power in 2001.
He said Akufo-Addo went through hell in the hands of Kufour and the likes of Akufo-Addo.
“Ghanaians will recall that when ex-President Rawlings traveled outside Ghana, our Embassies abroad did not come to welcome him. Rawlings went through hell under the Kufuor Administration in which President Akufo-Addo served as a key member,” Asiedu Nketia recounted.
He also mentioned how Akufo-Addo as Attorney General also outlawed some holidays, including June 4th and December 31, instituted by the late former president.
“Everything that Mr. Rawlings stood for, Nana Akufo-Addo was against it. If as a government you don’t honour any of the man’s achievement, on what basis do you now after he’s dead want to honour him as a great statesman?,” Asiedu Nketia quizzed.
Rawlings died on Thursday, November 12, 2020, after contracting COVID-19.
YEN.com.gh published photos of all his four children, including his only son Kimathy Rawlings.
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