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Rawlings begs Kufuor, Mahama

Former president Jerry John Rawlings has rendered an unqualified apology to former Ghanaian leaders John Agyekum Kufuor and John Mahama after he had taken issue against them.

Mr Rawlings at a meeting with chiefs and elders from Mepe in the Volta Region last week described Mr Kufuor as “evil” and Mr Mahama as “rogue” adding that, both leaders did absolutely nothing to address the plights of Ghanaians.

He said: “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.

But in a statement, Mr Rawlings says he regrets his choice of words against the two former leaders, and therefore, withdraws them accordingly.

“The office of former President Jerry John Rawlings wishes to inform the general public that the former President has taken due note of concerns raised over certain publications arising out of a meeting he held with a delegation of chiefs and elders from Mepe in the Volta Region last Tuesday,” the statement said in part.

It added: “The former President apologises to former Presidents John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama for the choice of words. He deems the words as inappropriate and withdraws them.”

Find below the full statement

May 28, 2018

WITHDRAWAL OF COMMENTS ON FORMER PRESIDENTS

The office of former President Jerry John Rawlings wishes to inform the general public that the former President has taken due note of concerns raised over certain publications arising out of a meeting he held with a delegation of chiefs and elders from Mepe in the Volta Region last Tuesday.

The former President apologises to former Presidents John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama for the choice of words. He deems the words as inappropriate and withdraws them.

Signed:

Kobina Andoh Amoakwa
(Communications Directorate)

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