NDC will be forced to hold its own funeral for Rawlings if Government is to lead his funeral – Stephen Atubiga

Stephen Atubiga, Nana Konadu, Nana Akufo Addo and the Late Jerry John Rawlings
Stephen Atubiga, Nana Konadu, Nana Akufo Addo and the Late Jerry John Rawlings
A staunch member of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Mr. Stephen Atubiga says the party will be forced to hold its own funeral for Jerry John Rawlings if Government is to take over his burial.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings who is also the founder of the opposition National Democratic Congress kicked the bucket after a short illness at the Korlebu Teaching Hospital on 13th November, 2020.

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It has become a norm in Ghana and across the world that every former President and vice President who passes away is given a befitting State burial.

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However, following the demise of Former President Jerry John Rawlings, Mr. Stephen Atubiga who is a member of the NDC has cautioned that the party will be forced to hold a separate burial Service for the NDC’s founder if this New Patriotic Party Government is to lead his burial Service.

Mr. Stephen Atubiga said “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.”

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Mr. Stephen Atubiga further called on the family of the late Jerry John Rawlings to allow the National Democratic Congress leadership and their current leader John Dramani Mahama to join hands with them to give the former President a historic burial.

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In a Facebook 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 Executives 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.

 

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh
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