Kufour, Mahama “devil incarnates” – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John has described former Ghanaian leaders John Mahama and John Agyekum Kufuor as “devil incarnates” who plunged the nation into extreme hardship and hopelessness.

According to him, corruption, cronyism and ethnocentrism became the other of the day in the era of the two former presidents.

President Kufuor is ‘evil’ and former President Mahama is a ‘rogue’ who destroyed the country.

The founder of the NDC alleged that during the era of Mr Kufuor there was a grand scheme to sideline Ewes in the military, adding that “the move was rebuffed by senior officers”.

He said “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 these 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.

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 realized, some party executives had shared the land among themselves.”

He said people from the Volta Region have faithfully voted for the National Democratic Congress on many occasions but they have nothing to be proud of because they live in poverty coupled with bad road network.


Mr Rawlings initially came to power following a coup d’état in 1979 and after initially handing power over to a civilian government, took back control of the country on 31 December 1981 as the Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council.

In 1992, Rawlings resigned from the Armed Forces, founded the National Democratic Congress and became the first President of the Fourth Republic.

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  1. Bakuoro Isaac Suutonee says:

    Angle Rawlings, you ruled Ghana more than any other president. 19 or so years. What have you done for your people. Kufuor and Mahama only ruled for 8 and 4 years respectively. You had a very big opportunity of developing the place, yet you failed.

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