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Show Akufo-Addo respect – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has spoken highly of President Akufo-Addo.

He believes the Akufo-Addo must be accorded respect in an audio circulating in the media.

In his estimation,  Akufo-Addo is nothing like some former presidents who are “uncultured hypocrites and wicked creatures”.

“… Somebody that we should respect, but some people seem to have a problem with him but I just keep saying that he (Akufo-Addo) is one cultured head of state …” Mr Rawlings said.

He continued: “We have a few uncultured ones, hypocrites, wicked creatures…”

He said he didn’t love Akufo-Addo, and that there should be no mistake about that.

He indicated that though he does not love him per say but feels he’s simply cultured.

“I don’t love him, but he is cultured …” Mr Rawlings clarified.

This is not the first time that Mr Rawlings has heaped praise on President Akufo-Addo to the anger of NDC footsoldiers.

Last year, Ex-president John Rawlings had to reply to members of his party NDC who had been accusing him and his wife of liking Akufo-Addo more than NDC and was at the least chance praising Akufo-Addo.

“People think I love that man (Akufo-Addo), no… but I respect him … for certain principles and values,” Rawlings asserted.

Rawlings has in recent times applauded Akufo-Addo on move to fight corruption in the system.

The former  president is one of  the first people to commend the President over the appointment of Mr Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor, accusing his “corrupt” NDC of “losing the moral high ground”.

Mr Rawlings believes if the Akufo-Addo pays attention to corruption and delivers even 30 percent of his promises to the people of Ghana, the country will be a better place.

This time, he was speaking to some actors and actresses who paid a courtesy call on him in a video from last year.

“We are very fortunate that somebody like Akufo-Addo has emerged over here,” he stated.

“And I just keep… I will continue to pray, and I sincerely hope that he stays the track … and he will devote, possibly even 30% of his time to 70% for developments and programs, probably he may need more than that, to fight corruptible tendencies,” he asserted.

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