The Upper East Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Donatus Akamugri has said that the remains of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings should not be buried until the party he founded returns to power.
Speaking at a vigil in the region in honor of the former President, Mr. Akamugri said “Rawlings must be buried when we are in power. if he had wanted to be buried, then he should have been called to eternity before the period of elections. We had three weeks to elections when he died, so, his soul will not rest in peace if we have to bury him when an election is just around.”
He also said “And he was eager to cast his vote for his party and once he has passed away and the election has not been done, we believe that he wants us to win election and bury him. Left with us, if we don’t win the election, Rawlings is supposed to be kept until NDC comes back to power and, then, we will bury him.”
“And surely, this election, we will win it because, with the spirit of Rawlings, with the way he has contributed to this country and the people seeing what he has done and even his opponents now calling him an angel, they would do him an honour for his party to come back to power and then bury him.”
“So, we are calling on everybody in this country, including our party members and those who are giving tributes to Rawlings as a good person, to give him the best tribute by making sure that the NDC wins the election and, then, his party will be in power and bury him. That is when he will go to his Maker without any hindrance or hurt in him,” he added.
Source: Ghana Waves