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Mahama, others sign Rawlings’ book of condolence

Former President John Mahama has signed the book of condolence for his former boss and founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings.

He wrote his heartfelt words to the statesman at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre on Monday when the book was opened to the public.

Former President John Mahama

The late former President Rawlings died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on Thursday after a short illness.

Mr Mahama is one of many state officials scheduled to partake in the rite.

Earlier was Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Ocquaye, the Chief Justice, Justice Kwesi Anin-Yeboah among other Justices of the Supreme Court.

The flagbearer of the NDC was in the company of the former First Lady, Lordina Mahama.

Daughter of the former President, Dr Zanetor Rawlings, her siblings and family members also visited the AICC to sign the book.

President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia were the first to do so on Friday after which it was scheduled to continue today.

Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Hannah Tetteh

According to a schedule released by the State Protocol Department, many state functionaries including former President John Agyekum Kufuor are expected to take their turn in the rite later today.