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Ex-President Rawlings might join our next unity walk - Kofi Adams

National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress Mr. Kofi Adams says Former President H.E Jerry John Rawlings might join the party for their next unity.

According to him, the former president is actively involved in the daily activities of the party though he has not been seen at their various unity walks.

Speaking on Okay fm's "Ade Akye Abia" Programme, he indicated that as a member of the Council of Elders of the party, he is aware of the Unity walk and the restructuring process going on within the party.

Justifying the absence of the former president at such gatherings,Kofi Adams stated; "invitations has been sent to him severally just like its sent to other council members who have not been able to honour them due to their busy schedules or may be attending to other pressing issues."

The Kwesi Botchwey fact finding committee report recommended a healing tour under the auspices of the council of elders so i believe he might be joining other walks, it is just a matter of time , he added.

The opposition party has been involved in a lot of activities including the Unity Walk to unite agitated members of the party after they suffered a humiliating defeat in the 2016 general elections.

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The walk, dubbed ‘Unity Walk’, first of its kind since the party lost power in 2016, was an idea of a former Mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu, and supported by the regional executives.

The event, according to party executives, was to forge unity, peace, and tranquility in the party beset by post-election internal agitations.

So far, four of such Unity Walks have been organized; the latest being the one that took place at Tarkwa in the Western Region on Saturday, November 25.

Similar events have already been held in Accra, Tamale and Cape Coast.

However, the non involvement of the former leader of the party has left doubt in the minds of some sections of the public and many asking questions about the party's Unity which some think is in a balance without the involvement of the former president, Jerry John Rawlings.

But Mr Adams, a former Spokesperson for the Rawlingses stressed that, "former President Rawlings is likely to be part of our (NDC's) next Unity Walk."

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