‘I have so much on my chest to share’ – Rawlings

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His Excellency Former President Jerry Rawlings made a visit to Somalia. He was grreted by the Force Commander and Deputy UN Mission and he given a Guard of Honour at the Force HQ. He visited the Military Hospital, the new Movements Control Centre, the main military stores depot before going on to a call with the President of Somalia. JOHN ROSE_13_10_11

After issuing an apology for insulting former Presidents John Mahama and John Kufuor, former President Jerry John Rawlings says there were more corrupt acts under the NDC administration he has not revealed.

Responding to questions on recent comments made on the two former President at the 2nd Revolutionary lecture series held at the National Theater in Accra, Mr. Rawlings said : “I have so much on my chest, and you misrepresent me, and you bastardize the truth, and people wonder if this man is crazy and I have to apologize. It is not over. It is not over…”
A few days ago, the former President apologised for supposedly insulting Mahama and Kufuor.

Reports indicate that the Fourth Republic’s first President described John Kufuor as evil and John Mahama as a rogue.

He is also believed to have accused John Kufuor of sidelining Ewes in the military while saying John Mahama superintended over corruption.

Mr Rawlings reportedly said he would prefer hell if John Mahama and John Kufuor were in heaven.

“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.”

He commented at a gathering of elders from the Mepe Traditional area in the North Tongu constituency of the Volta Region.

After intense criticism over his comments, the former President apologised, saying in a statement that his words were inappropriate.

However speaking at the lecture today [Friday], the former President said he was misrepresented.

He believes there probably would not have been the need for an apology if the “ones with sharp teeth had not attempted bastardising the truth.”