Former President Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings has labelled Ex President John Agyekum Kufuor as the worst constitutional terrorist he’s ever come across considering some of the evil that occurred during his governance.
According to Rawlings, when he handed over power to Kufuor in January 2001, he, was “tired” of power and had “little energy left” to feel anything. Regardless, handing over power was something he “looked forward to”.
Speaking on Asaase Radio with Kwaku Sakyi Addo, Rawlings said, “”the foolishness started but it was something that we had to put up with and we did. It was really bad and I hope enough people will see what I’m talking about.”
Further probe by the host to know what was really bad, he said “the persecution, the corruption that was going on, and some of the killings that were taking place” in Kufuor’s government.
“I mean right now as we sit here, I would wish I could shut my mouth about anything reproachful, or anything negative about Mills’s people, John Mahama’s and the current president,” Rawlings said.
He added, “and I’m saying so because, in this lifetime of mine [political activities], that man was one of the worst constitutional terrorists I’ve ever come across.”
“If I have to criticize or expose this man once in a while, and that appears to be earning him public sympathy, then I don’t see why I should criticize people who have committed fewer offences.”
Rawlings further recounted how Kufour frustrated his family planning campaign by encouraging Ghanaians to give birth.
“So when I am, even during the campaign period, advocating for family planning, and there is in the next corner, there’s another politician saying: ‘mo nwo ba [mma], mo nwo ba, mo nwo ba,’ [meaning give birth to more children], that’s what’s his name, Kufour for you. How? I am wondering: ‘What the hell is wrong with this guy.”