Former President John Dramani Mahama has admonished the current administration led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to learn to tolerate criticisms and enhance free speech “while protecting journalists from harm”.
In his estimation, Ghana is currently reeling in “decay”.
He, therefore, rallied all members of his party and Ghanaians, by extension, to “‘Arise, Arise for Ghana’ wherever we find ourselves”.
These were contained in his anniversary message as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Friday marks 30 years since its establishment.
“Thirty (30) years ago the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was birthed with the objective of delivering Unity, Stability and Development to all Ghanaians.
“Through the leadership of Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings (Rtd.), supported by his formidable team, the NDC emerged out of the PNDC as the vanguard leading the nation in the establishment of a new constitutional democracy, which guaranteed the rights and freedoms of all Ghanaians.
“On this solemn day, I commend our forebears who have sacrificed their all to get us here.”
The NDC was established on June 10, 1992 and emerged victorious in the general elections held later that year.
It, therefore, became the first party to win power in the Fourth Republic.
The party has since won three elections with the latest coming in 2012.