Rawlings: I withdraw my harsh remarks of Kuffour, Mahama


Former Presidents: Rawlings (left), Kuffour (middle), Mahama (right)

Former President Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings says he withdraws remarks made about Former Presidents J. A. Kuffour and J. D. Mahama that they are corrupt and will deal with them mercilessly if he finds them in Heaven.

In a press statement signed and issued on Monday, May 28, 2018 by his Special Assistant, Kobina Andoh Amoakwa, Mr. Rawlings says he has observed how the general public have received his remarks about the two former Presidents with surprise and withdraws those harsh remarks accordingly.

This comes after Mr. Rawlings launched unprovoked verbal attacks on the two Former Presidents when the chiefs and people of Mepe in the North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region paid a courtesy call on him. They called on him to officially invite him to the final funeral rites of Mamaga Awusi Sreku II, queen of the Mepe Traditional Area.

Rawlings described former President Kuffour as ‘evil’ while he described former President Mahama, as ‘rogue’; and said that both of them destroyed the country, adding that he will gladly join Satan in hell if it happens that he has to share Heaven with them.

“I know with my integrity when I die, I will go to heaven but when I see these corrupt leaders, I will ask permission from God and flog them.”

“If they don’t leave Heaven for me, I will go and leave the heavens and join Satan in hell because I cannot stay in the same place with them,” Mr. Rawlings said.

Former Pres Kuffour (left) and Former Pres Rawlings (right)

He said former President Kuffour came to sell some Ghanaian companies to foreigners and awarded himself with the Grand Order of The Star and Eagles of Ghana.

Mr. Rawlings said former President Kuffour, during his presidency, also tried to sideline Ewes in the military, adding that it came to a time when the service was looking for senior officers and was enlisting 40 in every region.

Former Pres Mahama (left) and Former Pres Rawlings (right)

He described former President Mahama as a rogue who superintended over corruption.

Former President Rawlings lamented that during Former President Mahama’s era, he personally negotiated for a project to be established at Vorlor in the North Tongu area “but before I realised, some party executives had shared the land among themselves.”

Mr. Rawlings’ office has however withdrawn these comments accordingly.


By O. Y. Addofoh|

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