Why JJ Rawlings & John Mahama were absent in Kumasi

Revealed: Why JJ Rawlings & John Mahama were absent from the 63rd Independence day celebrations in Kumasi

Yesterday, March 6th marked the 63rd Independence anniversary of Ghana.

Celebrating the day under the theme “Consolidating Our Gains”, the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, Ashanti Region for the first time hosted all the important personalities including President Akufo-Addo, His Royal Mejesty, Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu, JA Kuffour, among others.

The Guest of Honour was Dr Keith Christopher Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago.

However, conspicuously missing in action were two former presidents, Mr Rawlings and Mr John Mahama.

The office of Mr Jerry John Rawlings has released a press statement explaining why he was absent from the celebrations of Ghana’s 63rd Independence day in Kumasi.

According to the release, Mr Jerry John Rawlings’ inability to attend the celebrations was because he had to join the people of Sogakope and show solidarity following the recent spate of violent attacks that resulted in the death of the assembly member for the area, Marcus Mawutor Azahli last week.

In the case of former President John Mahama, private legal practitioner and a member of the NDC, Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo has given the reason why he (Mahama) was missing in action.

According to Mr Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo, Mr John Mahama had an equally important assignment to undertake.

He accused NPP communicators for being mischievous for deliberately misrepresenting the facts.

“Sometimes you wonder whether the people handling State Protocol issues under Nana Addo are professionals. You are made aware of the non-attendance of a State event because the person has equally important assignment out of town but still decides to take a chair there with the name of the person on it. Then you take pictures of it. Give the pictures to your social media communicators for mischief and propaganda. When you give the serious issues of governance to clowns, this is the result. Everything is considered with the lens of mischief-making.”

Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com

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