Major (RTD) Osahene Boakye Gyan has launched a scathing attack on former military ruler, Jerry John Rawlings, saying “he’s a fool but he doesn’t lie”.
Sharing his thoughts on the commemoration of the 39th anniversary of the June 4 uprising on Okay FM, Major Boakye Gyan insisted that despite the former president’s “foolishness” he is honest and truthful.
“He invited me for a meeting at the Continental Hotel where he told me about the need to go and takeover, and I said takeover what?
“One thing about Rawlings is that he doesn’t lie. He is a fool but he doesn’t lie,” he added.
Major Boakye Gyan is one of the architects of the June 4 uprising.
The Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) was the government of Ghana from June 4, 1979 to September 24, 1979.
The AFRC came to power in a bloody coup that removed the Supreme Military Council, another military regime, from power.
The June 4 coup was preceded by an abortive attempt on May 15, 1979.
He explains that Mr Rawlings was brought in to lead the June 4 after they and other junior ranking officers in the military had led a successful uprising.
The 39th June 4 revolution commemoration was held at Madina in Accra on Monday afternoon.
The celebration brought together previous and present executive members of the opposition National Democratic Congress.