Pulse.com.gh logo

Founding Father President Akufo-Addo says NDC members don't recognise Rawlings

During his state of the nation address, President Akufo-Addo acknowledged all dignitaries present. When he mentioned the former President Jerry John Rawlings, the legislators on the minority side did not cheer loudly as they did for John Mahama.

  • Published:
Rawlings and Nana Addo play

Rawlings and Nana Addo

President Akufo-Addo today [Thursday], threw a subtle shade at the members of the National Democratic Congress [NDC] minority in Parliament when he suggested that they no longer recognize the founder of the party, Jerry John Rawlings.

The president said this when he appeared before Parliament to deliver his second state of the nation address since he was sworn into office on January 7, 2017.

During his address, the president acknowledged all dignitaries present in the chamber.

READ ALSO: 'Brilliant Bawumia' putting economy back on track - Nana Addo

When Nana Akufo-Addo mentioned the name of former President Jerry John Rawlings, the legislators on the minority side did not cheer loudly. 

Meanwhile, when the Nana Addo mentioned the wife of the former President Rawlings, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, who’s the leader of the National Democratic Party [NDP], some minority members were heard hooting at her.

READ ALSO: Ken Ofori-Atta is a national asset – Nana Addo

However, when the President mentioned ex-president Mahama, the Minority cheered on their feet, showing their love for the immediate past president.

This appeared to have surprised the President. He said that “Mr Speaker that’s the way of the world; the Founder of the party is no longer recognized by the members of the party.”

Nana Akufo-Addo’s comment angered the minority members who complained for several minutes before remaining calm for the President to continue his speech.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Ministerial Reshuffle Here are all the reshuffled Ministers and their...bullet
2 Booted Out Akufo-Addo sacks Hamid, Otiko from his cabinet and here's whybullet
3 Austerity Why Nana Addo made Ministers to join STC buses on Ashanti...bullet
4 NDC Presidential Race Why Victor Gbeho, Ken Dzirasah et al are...bullet
5 Corruption Martin Amidu must prosecute former presidents of...bullet
6 NDC Elections I'm contesting to help NDC win in 2020 - Asiedu...bullet
7 Kumasi Roads My critics ashamed because I'm delivering-...bullet
8 Vigilante Groups Kandahar Boys of NPP chase out CEO of...bullet
9 Fraudulence Kennedy Agyapong declared wantedbullet
10 Intervention Police to use ‘force’ to open Tamale...bullet

Top Videos

1 Anas Aremeyaw Anas clashes with Kennedy Agyapong at radio stationbullet
2 Condolences Oko Vanderpuije speaks on Amissah-Arthurbullet
3 State Visit Mahama holds discussions with Dubai rulerbullet
4 2020 Polls I'll contest as president in elections 2020 - Bukom Bankubullet
5 Anas Exposé Kennedy Agyapong attacks Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsubullet
6 State Owned Vehicles Kusi Boafo exposes Mahama’s dealsbullet
7 Sierra Leone elections Mahama pays courtesy call on...bullet
8 Condolences Alban Bagbin eulogises Amissah-Arthurbullet
9 Nana Addo $5bn ‘missing’ from gold exports to UAEbullet
10 Mo Ibrahim "You are crazy if you vote for old men as...bullet