Stop Playing Politics With Rawlings Legacy -CDG-Gh Warns Gov’t

The Caucus for Democratic Governance, Ghana (CDG-GH), is calling on the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led government to desist from playing politics with the legacy of the late former President J. J. Rawlings.

According to the Caucus the actions portrayed by the Akufo-Addo led government immediately after the demise of the first president under the fourth republic is highly disrespectful, unacceptable and falls short of national cohesion.

The warning was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Executive Director, CDG-GH, Dr E. K. Hayford in Accra.

The statement explained that to open a book of condolence for the late former President Rawlings on behalf of the state and at the time preventing some section of the public like the fourth President under the fourth Republic and NDC presidential candidate, Mr. John Mahama and National Executives from signing, is – to say the least – unfair  and smells politicking.

“We think the president must know, that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) since 1992 has been in the trenches with its Founder late J. J. Rawlings in their political battles against NPP, and will continue with him in spirit as Founder of the NDC,” the statement noted.

It smells hypocritical and contradictory when those who stripped late President Rawlings of his Diplomatic Immunity and bitterly challenged his Ghanaian citizenship in court are now shedding crocodile tears and pretending to invoke none existent love for his remains. It added.

The stamen stated strongly that the CDG-Gh can confirm, that former President Rawlings, before his death was a stanch member of the NDC, and was duly recognised by all as the founder and life Chairman of the Council of Elders of NDC.

Anyone who seeks to honour the legacy of late President Rawlings as a statesman must first learn to honour his brain work- the NDC. The statement cautioned.

 

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