The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has stated that the NDC winning the 2020 polls is the surest way to pursue and preserve the principles of former President Jerry John Rawlings and the June 4 revolution.
According to Asiedu Nketia, the principles of June 4 will become ineffective if the NDC remains in opposition and called on supporters of the party to work tirelessly to give the NDC victory in the pending general elections.
He made the comments during a vigil held in remembrance of former President Rawlings in Accra on Sunday, 15 November 2020.
The general secretary said, “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.
“Corruption, today, is worse than what he 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. We can only do this in power”, he noted.
He also said that the former President, while still alive, refused to be named after monuments across the country.
“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,” the General Secretary noted.
Source: Daily Mail GH