Member of Parliament (MP) for Wa West, Joseph Yieleh Chireh has urged members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to work tirelessly for the victory of the party in the upcoming polls to honour the memory of late former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Apart from serving multiple terms as a legislator, Yieleh Chireh was appointed the first secretary for the Upper West Region which was created by the Rawlings-led PNDC administration in 1983.
Speaking to Citi News, Yieleh Chireh said the party owes its founder the honour of winning big in this year’s general elections.
“As a party, having lost our leader, it will only be good to win the election in honour of him.”
He added that though gone, Rawlings’ legacy will live on.
“We were all fired by his passion for probity and accountability. He has left behind a kind of government always questioning and asking for accountability. Whenever anybody is doing something, his style of leadership comes to mind.”
NDC to hold vigil in memory of Rawlings on Sunday
Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will on Sunday, November 15, 2020, hold a special vigil in memory of its founder at the Obra Spot in Accra from 5 pm to 12:00 midnight.
In a statement signed by the General Secretary, Johnson Aseidu Nketia, the NDC expressed shock at the loss of its founder.
“The NDC is in deep shock following the sudden demise of our founder Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, former President of the Republic of Ghana. We honour the life of this bold, courageous, and outspoken icon who was driven by a deep love for his country and the downtrodden.”
The party further disclosed that at a meeting of the Political Committee of the Party on Friday morning, the party decided to open books of condolences at the NDC National Headquarters, Regional Offices, and constituency offices.
Filed: Citi FM