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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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