Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) Koku Anyidoho has insisted the party leadership supports the First National Vice-Chairperson , Anita De Sosoo’s apologies offered on behalf of the party to the Founder, Jerry John Rawlings.
According to him, the action taken by the party official dovetails into the current pre-occupation of the NDC to essentially build bridges and fashion unity among the rank and file of the party.
“Don’t forget Anita is the 1st Vice Chairperson of the NDC. We are building consensus, we’re reconciling, we want to move forward, so if she begs the former leader to forgive the party, what’s so wrong about this. If you’ll recall, this was a two-pronged action she took, she first told Rawlings if he’d wronged the party in any way, the party has forgiven him, in the other way, Mr Rawlings must also forgive the party in their misdeeds. She didn’t mince words; this is a brave woman and we as a party don’t have any problem with that.” he told host Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM.
The 39th anniversary of the June 4 uprising which was held at the Madina Social Welfare School Park, Monday, turned out to be so emotional when a First Vice-Chairperson of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Anita De Sosoo knelt down and begged the founder of the party, Jerry John Rawlings to forgive them their sins.
“Now to my father – Founder, I know your children we have erred and I also know that you are a human being and you have also done something may be it is not right.
“And I was so happy when I heard you say that when you brought a statement out, rendering an apology – you are a hero. You are a hero. This shows that what you have thought me is still within me. If you are a leader, be prepared to say that I am sorry. If you are a child, be prepared to say that daddy I’m sorry. So, I will take this opportunity on behalf of the party to kneel down before my dad – please forgive us. Let us come together to build this country”, an emotional De Sosoo pleaded with the former Ghanaian Head of State.
De Sosoo also used the opportunity to advice her party colleagues to show respect to Mr. Rawlings and recognize all his contributions to the party since he has suffered and sacrificed a lot for the party.
“I wish to advice party members, let’s respect and love those who have sacrificed for us. Let’s respect and sacrifice for those who have helped us. He [Rawlings] has sacrificed, he has suffered and this is the time he needs us most. So, please we are bound to make mistakes but as a party, he is our father. What are we doing so that in future, someone can also sacrifice his or herself for this party if we do not give him the due respect?”.