The largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northern Region on Saturday morning held a Memorial Walk in honor of late former President Jerry John Rawlings.
The exercise was led by the Northern Regional Chairman Alhaji Ibrahim Mobila and supported by other regional executives, former appointees and aspirants in the region.
Mr Rawlings died last Thursday at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness.
Thousands of party supporters from Tamale Central, North, South and Sagnarigu constituency turned out in their numbers flooded the streets of the metropolis to mourn the late Statesman.
The walk started at about 6:30am from the Tamale Jubilee Park through major streets of the Tamale Metropolis.
Clad in black and red outfits, supporters and sympathizers of the party sang some revolution songs as they display photographs and portraits of the late JJ Rawlings.
The Northern Regional Secretary of the NDC, King Salam said Ghana has lost a great hero and the country will forever be indebted to Rawlings.
He eulogized him for his fight against corruption and his principles of probity, accountabilty and justice.
On his part, parliamentary candidate for Tamale Central Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed recalled how the late JJ Rawlings extended electricity to the North.
“He didn’t just gave us electricity but he also ensured we had portable drinking water and access to tertiary education withbth establishment of the University for Development Studies (UDS) campuses,” he stated.
He also mentioned major road constructions in the Northern and the opportunities he gave Northerners to serve under the PNDC and NDC administration between 1981 and 2001.
However, some supporters who also spoke TamaleOnline News’ Sherrif Mandeeya said the late former Head of State has served Ghana well and offered prayers for him.
Source: tamaleonline.net | Sherrif Mandeeya