Former President Jerry John Rawlings has threatened to deal with his former close friend, Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi who served under his regime for almost two decades.
In Ahwoi’s recently launched book, “Working with Rawlings”, he recounted how his once perfect relationship with Rawlings became irreparably damaged because of the latter’s public attacks and humiliations of late former president John Atta-Mills.
The highly-anticipated book has been condemned by many including former Keta MP and longtime associate of Rawlings, Dan Abodakpi, who said “Working with Rawlings” is an attempt to destroy Jerry Rawlings’ legacy in NDC.
Finally reacting to the book via a statement on his Facebook account this afternoon, President Rawlings said he will deal with Mr. Ahwoi is trying to take control over the party he founded.
According to him, if party authorities do not stand up and challenge the likes of Ahwoi, the NDC may totally collapse with them around.
“Much as I find it tiring and tedious to be engaging in self defence when I have given my all, all these years, I will soon deal with the callous agenda of bile by the likes of Kwamena Ahwoi, who are desperately seeking control of the NDC party,” he said
“The NDC could, should and has survived on the authority of the word but if care is not taken, it will collapse and drown as has been happening, on the word of those in authority.”
In his statement Mr. Rawlings also commended the Asantehene for forgiving the Bantamahene and not destooling him despite his grievous offence.
“I want to take the opportunity to congratulate the Asantehene for the steps he has taken, to seriously protect the environment and also to thank him for tampering justice with mercy on Nana Bantamahene,” he said.
“We each have to learn to take a cue from the Asantehene and be bold and audacious in our defence of the environment, especially from thieves and crooks, who with impunity can collect parcels of land anywhere, anyhow and do as they wish against the public good and the sanctity of nature.”
Read his full statement below