The office of former President Jerry John Rawlings says the upcoming 31st December Revolution to be staged in Ho is opened to all including former President John Mahama.
According to the Local Organising Committee of the 36th anniversary, claims by some media organisations that Mr. Rawlings has banned certain personalities including Mr. Mahama from participating in the anniversary events are not true.
“The publication is a complete fabrication and a calculated attempt by mischievous persons to water down the huge interest shown by cadres, supporters and sympathisers of the revolution since news broke that the celebration will be held in Ho.”
A statement by the LOC said, “Every 31st December and June 4th event in the past have been open to members of the public from all walks of life.”
The statement further noted that “formal invitations” have been issued to former President Mahama as well as the leadership of the National Democratic Congress and other leading members of the party.
“Former President Rawlings is not and has never been averse to the participation of any individual at such events and the public is urged to treat the said publication with utmost contempt,” the statement signed by Kobina Andoh Amoakwa, head of Communications Directorate at the office of former president Rawlings added.
The theme for this year’s event is “Uniting around the principles of probity, accountability and social justice”.