Major (Rtd.) Osahene Boakye Gyan has revealed why former Military leader and founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), President Jerry John Rawlings, used to criticise the late John Evans Atta-Mills and Ex-President John Dramani Mahama ‘without any justifiable reason’.
He told Neat FM’s Adakabre Frimpong Manso that he [Boakye Gyan] had advised the former President [Mahama] not to pay attention to Mr Rawlings and his ‘insults’.
He said Rawlings is very envious of John Mahama and that the latter’s record is comparable to that of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
“His [Mahama’s] father was a minister in Kwame Nkrumah’s government…Mahama learnt his politics from a dining hall table when he [Rawlings] was playing ‘gutter to gutter’ football at Adabraka,” Boakye Gyan stated.
“He has this complex about anybody who is good around him,” Osahene Gyan added.
Major Boakye Gyan stated that Rawlings’s hero has always been Major General Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka and before he [Kotoka] overthrew Kwame Nkrumah, Rawlings knew about it.
“What has John Dramani Mahama done to him [Rawlings] that he is always on him?” he quizzed.
Major Boakye Gyan expressed his disappointment in the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), who now see Rawlings as their ‘hero’.
“We know Rawlings for a long time but I am sorry for the NPP who have drawn closer to him as their ‘hero’…Since 1979 – 40-years ago – I have not heeded to whatever that he says…we have never met!” he stressed.
Listen to Boakye Gyan’s full interview below.Source: www.ghanaweb.com