Am I really crazy at 70? – Rawlings asks

Former President Jerry John Rawlings says the activities of the younger generation in the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, is destroying the enviable tradition and identity of the party.

Speaking at the Second Revolutionary Lecture Series held in his honour in Accra, Mr Rawlings minced no words by stating that he has been misquoted severally, “I’m 70, I’m not the one who is bastardising the truth; if the younger generation you are talking about, the ones with sharp teeth, who are much younger, had not attempted bastardising the truth then probably, there wouldn’t have been the need for an apology.

“I have so much on my chest, and you misrepresent me, you bastardise the truth, and people wonder: ‘Is this man crazy?’ and I have to apologise. It’s not over, I’ve just given you an example of what your generation is capable of doing. What a misrepresentation, isn’t it sad?”

While urging the youth in the NDC to eschew such tendencies, Mr Rawlings explained that his recent apology to his former successors John Kufuor and John Mahama was as a result of attempt by certain people to twist his statements.

The former president recently apologised to the two former presidents after referring to them as “evil” and “rogue”, respectively.

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