Former President Jerry John Rawlings has in a strongly worded statement reacted to a documentary on the killing of some judges under his leadership, suggesting that facts have been twisted to make him look bad.
He is shocked even when “swift justice done to the perpetrators” under him, people, including members of the NDC party he founded are using a “rehashed” account to “hang” him.
The former president in a tweet on Tuesday wondered why same attention has not been given to the murder of Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani and 39 others, which justice was yet to be delivered.
“We have rehashed and recooked history to make innocent people look murderous. And in the next breath using the same name to endorse yourselves because Rawlings has said he is cultured (compared to his predecessors). This is vicious and callous political opportunism.”
Read his full tweet below
A whole documentary on the killing of the Major and the judges. An unfortunate tragedy that saw hard, swift justice done to the perpetrators; unlike the organized assault and killings of the Yaa Naa and his 39 elders, for which those perpetrators are yet to see justice. That is the fundamental difference – one group of four saw justice, the other group of close to 40 did not and has not!
We have rehashed and recooked history to make innocent people look murderous. And in the next breath using the same name to endorse yourselves because Rawlings has said he is cultured (compared to his predecessors). This is vicious and callous political opportunism.
We cannot reduce the harm and pain caused families and the whole country by turning this matter into a political-media circus.
In the meantime, our party has lost a few too many thinkers and strategists to see things clearly. We fall for traps set easily. Rather than a focused fight to ward off this attempt to twist and manipulate the truth (which thankfully some started well) we are instead back to hang Rawlings because of the DG publication. – JJR
Source: 3news.com | Ghana