- Dela Coffie has promised to expose the hypocrisy of NDC's general secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, over the mourning of the late Jerry Rawlings
- This follows claims by Asiedu Nketia that the governing Akufo-Addo-led administration has hijacked the funeral processes of the late NDC founder
- Dela Coffie, who is a close associate of the Rawlings', has threatened to expose the likes of Asiedu Nketia for mourning more than the bereaved
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Although the 7 December election is just weeks ahead, it appears close associates of the late Jerry John Rawlings and some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), have 'scores to settle'.
The sudden demise of the NDC founder, Jerry John Rawlings, has exposed the cracks within the party.
The latest evidence of disunity in the NDC is the brewing tension between Dela Coffie, a member of the NDC with a close connection to the Rawlings', and the party's general secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.
Akufo-Addo's message to late Rawlings in book of condolence revealed despite 'executive' handwriting
Disunity within NDC
In a post on Facebook, Coffie has promised to expose the hypocrisy of NDC’s general secretary, concerning the mourning arrangements of the late former president Jerry John Rawlings.
''We are grieving! And rightly so the family has requested privacy at this difficult period.
Then again, I feel like unpacking the hypocrisy of the likes of Asiedu Nkentia. I really want to, but my thoughts are just not coming together,'' Dela Coffie’s post read.
He stressed that the likes of Asiedu Nkentia must stop crying more than the bereaved.
Politics of mourning
Coffie also extended a word of caution to those who think they’ll be allowed ''to engage in political profiteering enterprise with the demise of former president Rawlings''.
His comments come amid claims by Asiedu Nketia that the incumbent President Akufo-Addo-led government has hijacked the processes of mourning the late former president Jerry Rawlings.
While Mahama was blocked, Akufo-Addo was allowed to write a touching tribute in Rawlings' book of condolence
Coffie wondered why Asiedu Nketia, who, before the demise of the late Jerry Rawlings, labelled the former president as a "barking dog", but is also claiming ownership of him as the founder of the NDC.
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In other news, the president of the Republic of Ghana, HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has congratulated US president-elect, Joe Biden.
In a congratulatory message to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Saturday, 7 November 2020, President Nana Akufo-Addo said, ''it is his sincere hope that President-elect Biden’s tenure of office will be marked by the delivery unity, security, progress and prosperity to all Americans.''
President Akufo-Addo further stated that he is ''hopeful that under the presidency of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, relations between Ghana and the United States of America will continue to grow from strength to strength, relations which have, over the years, been based on a shared agenda of freedom, development, progress, and prosperity.''
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