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General News of Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Source: Peace FM

We 'hope and pray' Rawlings will grace NDC’s 25th anniversary celebration – Anyidoho

The opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC] is uncertain whether the founder of their party, John Jerry Rawlings will play a part in their upcoming 25th anniversary celebration.

It’s of a public knowledge that the former president is not ‘cool’ with some individuals of the ‘Umbrella’ fraternity and has isolated himself from major party activities including the 2016 presidential campaign of the party.

He has also lamented recently circumstances that nearly forced him to completely quit the party he formed – after tagging most of his party members during his June 4 speech at Wa in the Upper West Region as corrupt.

Speaking on NEAT FM’s morning show dubbed 'Ghana Montie', the deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho sensed some fear that Mr. Rawlings will not participate in the party’s year long 25th Anniversary Celebration dubbed "Mirroring the Past Into the Future".

“Former President Rawlings will be a speaker at the major event of the celebration. But we hope and pray that he will grace the occasion,” he told host Kwesi Aboagye.

NDC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration event outline

On the 8th June, 2017, the party will hold a panel discussion at the party’s national headquarters with Comrade Hudu Yahaya, Comrade Dan Abodakpi, Comrade Alban Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker, Comrade Ama Benyiwa Doe, a former Council of Sate Member, and Comrade Edith Haizel as panellists.

The event will be chaired by Alhaji Haruna Iddrissu, Minority Leader of Parliament.

Muslim prayers will follow on 9th June, 2017.

On Saturday, 10th June, 2017, the party will hold a massive durbar at the Ashaiman Mandela Park.

Speakers for the event will be former President Jerry John Rawlings: Founder, NDC; Former President John Dramani; Comrade Kofi Portuphy, Chairman/Leader: NDC; Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, General Secretary and Hon. Haruna Iddrissu, Minority Leader.

Christian Prayers is slated for Sunday 11th June.

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