The founder and Chairman of the Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings, has called for the core values of comradeship to be re-centred in the heart and soul of the party.
The former President made the call on Thursday when he called on Mr. Henry Ametefe, Volta Regional Chairman of the NDC, to commiserate with him over the sudden demise of his wife a few days ago.
He reiterated that truth should be central in everything we do in political governance and advised politicians to understudy traditional leaders to appreciate the value of truth in leading a nation, stating that traditional customs do not allow traditional leaders to lie.
He lamented the fact that some politicians have mastered the act of deception as a weapon to perpetuate power.
Former President Rawlings in sympathising with MrAmetefe expressed the sincere condolences of the NDC fraternity and stated that the party will join him to offer a befitting send-off to his wife.
Flt Lt Rawlings (retired) also used the opportunity to stop over at Sokode within the Ho municipality to express his disappointment over the state of the road in that part of the region.
He said he experienced a similar situation when he visited Hohoe a few weeks ago.On his part, MrAmetefe expressed his profound appreciation to the Founder for driving from Accra in poor weather to come to mourn with him.
According to the Regional Party Chairman, who was a bedrock of the cadre movement during the PNDC days, the fellow-feeling exhibited by the Founder has certainly rekindled the cadre spirit which has been missing in the NDC.
Present at the meeting were KokuAnyidoho, immediate-past Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, DrKwesiDjokoto, Dr Donald Agumenu, traditional leaders and the regional leadership of the party.