Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Saturday, 11 August 2018 joined hundreds of mourners to bid farewell to the late Alhaji Gado Sulemana, a leading member of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at a ceremony in Asawase, Kumasi.
Alhaji Gado Sulemana, until his demise on 23 July 2018, played various roles in the NDC, including being Asawase Constituency Chairman, member of the Ashanti Regional Council of Elders of the party, National Advisor to the NDC; and Chairman of the Pioneers.
Accompanied by General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, Alfred Mahama and Ibrahim Mahama – brothers of former President John Mahama, Colonel Kabu Davies and Kofi Aikins; the former President and founder of the NDC, first called on Hajia Memuna Salifu, widow of the deceased to commiserate with her before moving on to the grounds for the final funeral rites.
Mr Nketia, who spoke on behalf of the delegation, paid tribute to Alhaji Gado for his contributions to the party and made a donation to the family of the deceased.
Also present at the ceremony were leading members of the NDC, including presidential hopeful Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, former Ministers of State Collins Dauda and Baba Jamal, as well as regional and constituency executives of the party in the Ashanti Region.
Alhaji Gado died at 86. He left behind a wife and eight children.