An staunt Member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and one of the leading social media communicators of the party Mr. Dzifa Gunu who hails from Atiavi in the volta Region has disclosed that, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took the late former president Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings to the Supreme Court challenging his citizenship as a Ghanaian.
According to Mr. Dzifa Gunu, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 1992 dragged the Founder of the National Democratic Congress H.E Jerry John Rawlings to Court with allegations that, he was not a Ghanaian.
The news surfaced after the sadden demise of the former president Jerry John Rawlings on 12th November, 2020 at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra.
“In 1992 Akufo-Addo took JJ to court saying that he (JJ) was not Ghanaian” He disclosed.
Reports suggest that, in 1992, some members of NPP and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took the former president Jerry John Rawlings to the Supreme Court challenging his citizenship.
Meanwhile, in a fresh allegation, the Founder and flagbearer of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Percival Kofi Akpaloo has also challenged the nationality of former President Jerry John Rawlings saying he is not and cannot be a Ghana.
Though, Dzifa Gunu’s revelations cast doubt in the minds of some Ghanaians, some social media users have confirmed the news.
Former President Rawlings was the Chairman of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC), became Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) in 1981, founded the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and was the first President of the Fourth Republic.
His fight for social justice and the principles of probity and accountability led to major interventions that among others ended coup d’etats in Ghana. He is the Founder of our 4th Republic, which remains easily, the longest period of stable, democratic governance in the history of our beloved country, Ghana.
Below was Dzifa Gunu’s post and some comments.