Founder of New Democratic Congress and President of Ghana, Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings has verbally attacked former Presidents of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama and John Agyekum Kufuor.
He depicted Ex-President Kufuor as “evil” whereas Ex-President Mahama as “rogue”. According to him these Ex-Presidents destroyed the country, indicating that if he should meet them in heaven he’ll rather go to hell, and be with the devil.
He said this when the chiefs and people of Mepe in the North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region paid a courtesy call on him to officially invite him to the final funeral rites of Mamaga Awusi Sreku II, queen of the Mepe Traditional Area.
“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 stated
His reason for calling Former President Kufuor evil is that he sold some Ghanaian companies to foreigners and awarded himself with the Grand Order of The Star and Eagles of Ghana.
He added that former President Kufuor, during his time, 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.
“When it got to Volta Region they tried to substitute the well-known names with their own people, but when the list got to Burma Camp they did the right thing.” he said
Mr 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 released, some party executives had shared the land among themselves.”
He said people from the Volta Region have faithfully voted for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on many occasions but they have nothing to be proud of because they live in poverty coupled with the bad road network.
The chiefs and people of Mepe, who were hosted by the Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said the late Mamaga Awusi Sreku III was a great queen who ruled for over 63 years and described her as a big loss to the nation.
Mr Ablakwa said pre-burial rites would start on Friday, August 17, with interment on Saturday, August 18, at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Mepe and thanksgiving service on August 19 in the same church.