The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Asiedu Nketia has said that the only way the NDC can pay their respect to the late founder of the party is to win election 2020.
According to him, NDC supporters must stay true to the principles of probity and accountability which are the principles of the June 4, 1979 “Revolution” which is associated with the late Jerry John Rawlings.
During a vigil organized in memory of the late former President at Obra Spot in Accra, John Asiedu Nketia added that corruption today is worse than what John Asiedu Nketia fought against on the occasion of June 4th. Nepotism today is worse than what occasioned the June 4th revolution. Let us fight to come to power. Let us revisit the idea of June 4th becoming one of the national holidays.
“The principles of Rawlings are good, but they will be impotent if we are in opposition. So, the best tribute to President Rawlings is to be committed to the Rescue Mission. So be fired up by the temporary demise of our founder to win this election and rescue this nation Ghana which was dear to his heart from the very ills he fought against all his life,” he added.
Asiedu Nketia urged the NDC supporters to dedicate one day to undertake a massive clean-up exercise in remembrance of Rawlings and route marches adding that if this is done, President Rawlings will be smiling wherever he is now.
Asiedu Nketia: “President Rawlings when he was alive, did not take pleasure in monuments being named after him. In fact, there were several occasions where he resisted the attempt to name monuments after him. His life also shows that he abhors ostentatious living and ostentatious funerals and ceremonies…He kept reminding us that the best tribute we can keep in his memory is to hold dearly the principles of June 4 based upon which the NDC was established.”