A member of the National Democratic Congress Mr. Stephen Atubiga has expressed his disappointment at the Rawlings’ family for rushing to President Nana Akufo Addo after the demise of Jerry John Rawlings.
The first President of the fourth Republic of the Jerry John Rawlings joined his ancestors yesterday at the Korlebu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.
Few hours after the passing of Jerry John Rawlings, the Rawlings family paid a call on the current President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo to officially inform him of the demise of the former head of state.
Reacting to the visit of the Rawlings family to President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo, Mr. Stephen Atubiga indicated that he is very disappointed in the family of the late President for rushing to the Nana addo’s government as if Jerry John Rawlings is a individual or was former party leader of the New Patriotic Party.
In a Post, Mr. Stephen Atubiga wrote;
I am very disappointed in the family of the late president, for rushing to the Nana addo’s government like JJ is a individual , or an NPP former party leader.JJ has a party he led before.
The family of JJ is supposed to have informed the leadership of the NDC party, and our current leader now JDM officially first. Then together with the party , will select some excutives to join the family to officially inform the Outgoing president Nana addo about the death of our former leader.
We as NDC would be forced to have our own funeral for our leader if NPP party government is to lead this funeral.
The NDC party has the capacity in given our former leader a befitting burial.
The family of JJ should allow the NDC party structure leadership and our current leader JDM to join hands with them for a historic burial as our own.