The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will on Sunday, November 15, 2020, hold a special vigil in memory of the founder of the party, late former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings.

In a statement signed by the General Secretary, Johnson Aseidu Nketia said the vigil will take place at the Obra Spot in Accra from 5 pm to 12:00 midnight.

The party 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.”

He said the party has decided to open books of condolences at the NDC National Headquarters, Regional Offices, and constituency offices.

“It also resolved to begin the funeral activities for the founder immediately and continue through till his burial. Party offices will also be dapped in red and black, and party flags will fly at half-mast during our period of mourning,” the press statement added.

The Committee also directed that all regions, constituencies, and branches should organise appropriate funeral related activities at their various levels.

Read the full statement below

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