Former President Jerry John Rawlings never loses an opportunity to justify and whitewash what is arguably the smelliest blight in the annals of the country�s history, of which he was a key player.
After a lull, he appears to have garnered some energy to reignite his campaign of calumny and adulteration of Ghana�s post-independence history.
The murderous events of June 4 and December 31, for him, were the critical ingredients which positively altered the fate of the nation. How rich! If there is a palpable mendacity about the country�s history, it is this baloney which Mr. Rawlings loves peddling.
The former Air Force officer escaped a treason charge and the gallows alongside others by sheer luck. The sanguinary aberrations, represented by the killer coups which he loves to eulogise, did nothing to promote the interest of the country, as he seeks to impress upon us.
Instead of prostrating and apologizing to Ghanaians, especially children of slain Ghanaians, he has the guts to mount a podium and pontificate about economic and political morals.
His incoherent speech at the University for Development Studies (UDS) recently when the institution conferred an honorary degree on him, was anything but decent and appropriate.
If he cares to know, the coup he and others spearheaded, and which he tries abortively to veneer with plaudits as a spontaneous action by the people, is what has led the country to the current form of corruption, amassment of wealth by public officials and other vices. He and his spouse showed Ghanaians how to put on sale public property and buy same, using their positions. And this man claims to be the one with the best morals in the country!
Let Rawlings give us a break, as we suffer the fallouts of his insurrections.
Dangling a certain experience of house-cleaning and inviting the Chief Justice to avail herself of it because the Judiciary is afflicted with corruption, is arrant nonsense.
All we know about his so-called experience as captured above is represented by the bust of the three High Court judges at the Supreme Court.
After associating the Judiciary with corruption, he isolates one of the Supreme Court judges for commendation, a garbled presentation at that.
The so-called mutiny he loves to describe as a revolution was nothing but gross indiscipline for which the perpetrators should have been court-martialed.
What cleansing of the military does he continue to disturb our ears with? We have had enough of the nonsense from this man.
If he wants us to leave him to enjoy the largesse the Mahama administration has now put at his disposal so they would be spared his cacophonous nonsense, let him allow sleeping dogs to lie. Above all, he should stop insulting our intelligence because there is nothing special about his morals save a history of indiscipline�his hallmark when he was in the colours. Come on Jerry we know so much!
Source: Editorial/Daily Guide
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