A delegation from the Rawlings’ family led by the former diplomat, James Victor Gbeho, on November 17, 2020, paid a courtesy call to John Mahama and the party leadership.
The visit was to officially inform the opposition leader of the demise of the party founder, which occurred at the Korle Teaching Hospital on November 12.
According to the former Diplomat, although the leadership of the party had already been informed of eventuality that had hit them, the family thought it appropriate and respectful, to fulfil what tradition demanded.
Mr Mahama in response to the delegation said: “We understand the complexities of the situation considering that he belongs to his family and that he also belongs to the state because he was the former president and then he belongs to a party. And so there must be a mix between the three interests to be able to give him a befitting send-off.”
According to John Mahama, the party together with him, understand that as a former President, the state will take a leading role in whatever funeral arrangements that will take place and so they stand in readiness to pay their respect in every manner appropriate, knowing who their founder was.