Mahama Wasn’t Late to Revolution Day Event
The Organisers of the 36th anniversary of the 31st December 1981 revolution held in Ho over the weekend have stated that the former President John Mahama was on time for the occasion.
In a statement issued on Monday, January 1, 2018 the anniversary’s Local Organizing Committee (LOC) unequivocally dismissed the position of Rawlings, stating emphatically that “from the outset former President Mahama was not late to the Revolution Day Event.”
Former President JJ Rawlings had said during his speech that Mahama had not learnt the lesson of how not to be late for functions. “Each time they keep me waiting just because of him. Ladies and gentlemen, don’t worry he will learn it.”
Below is the full statement:
[1st January, 2018]
PRESIDENT MAHAMA WAS NOT LATE TO REVOLUTION DAY EVENT
The Local Organising Committee of the 36th commemoration of the 31st December Revolution which came off successfully in Ho yesterday would like to settle the unfortunate issue of the arrival time of His Excellency former President John Dramani Mahama.
We wish to state emphatically from the outset that former President Mahama was not late to the Revolution Day event.
It should be noted that what transpired leading to the remarks of the Founder of the NDC and former President, Jerry John Rawlings was an apparent communication lapse. Former President Mahama’s Office was informed to arrive at 10am. It should be noted that Former President Mahama duly complied and in fact arrived earlier at 9:50am.
It must be well acknowledged that Former President Rawlings after having been informed of these facts, in a statesmanly manner, publicly corrected the impression he had created earlier and apologised to President Mahama.
It is the considered view of the LOC that an otherwise successful and well patronized Revolution Day event should not be marred by this blip.
The just observed 36th Revolution Day contrary to claims by our opponents of an imploding NDC has clearly showcased to the nation that the entire rank and file of the NDC is united under the umbrella and deeply committed to the principles of Probity, Accountability and Social Justice.
We take this opportunity to thank all comrades for your participation, support and contributions towards a very successful event.
Happy New Year.
Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah (MP) Chairman,
Local Organising Committee.