Former President Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings has fired his own party member and former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama saying he failed to fight corruption during his tenure of power.
He said John Dramani Mahama tactically failed to prosecute corrupt NPP officials who squandered Ghana’s money when he clinched onto the presidency because he was scared of suffering a similar fate together with his appointees when he goes to opposition.President Rawlings said, “Mr. Mahama tactically refused to prosecute ministers of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government for his own good.”
Speaking during the official opening of this year’s annual National Cadres Conference at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region last Saturday, JJ Rawlings said corruption in Ghana would have been a thing of the past should Mahama done his part of fighting it.
He further explained then NPP administration led by President Kufuor maltreated them (NDC members) whilst in opposition but they lived to wrest power from them (NPP) in 2008.“After winning power, the Mills/Mahama government did not listen to my admonishment to prosecute corrupt officials in the Kufuor administration even though there was a proof,” he claimed.
“I pressurized them to crack the whip on the corrupt officials but they refused. Mills would always say he was chosen by God just to rebut my advice to crack the whip. Then it came to Mahama who also left it like that so that he too could go and take refuge there when he had exhausted his time in political office,” he added.
This isn’t the first time JJ Rawlings has made such utterance about the NDC party.
He constantly says same whenever he gets the opportunity to speak at any public gathering.