… He Is Not The Only Person Of Integrity & Truth – Kufuor Roars
By: Prosper Agbenyega
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has descended heavily on his predecessor, Jerry John Rawlings asking the later to stop impugning his integrity at the least opportunity.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor was reacting in a statement he issued against claims by former President Jerry John Rawlins that he (Kufuor) recoiled at prosecuting Mr. Larry Adjetey, a son of late Speaker of Parliament Peter Ala Adjetey, during his presidency.
J. Rawlings in that claim, indicated that during the trial of the 31st December Women Movement, Peter Ala Adjetey, the then Speaker of Parliament, whose son, Larry Adjetey, was charged together with his (Rawlings) wife, threatened Kufuor that if he did not drop the ‘false’ charge against his son, he would personally go to court to defend his son.
Jerry John Rawlings was quoted to have said that, “The 31st December Movement suffered bankruptcy in supporting Atta Mills. How many of us bothered to show up in court to offer her moral support in recognition of the foundation she laid in leading the women from the PNDC to the NDC? asked Mr Rawlings in an interview with the Daily Graphic recently.
“…Kufuor dropped his charges. How many of these qualities of principled solidarity did we demonstrate towards our own? Instead, people got rewarded with appointments by denigrating and trying to destroy some of us. What money did I not borrow to assist some of our colleagues and comrades who were suffering financially under Kufuor’s regime? Those debts are still on my head today.”
But, in a strong-worded statement issued by Jon Agyekum Kufuor he stressed that there was no truth whatsoever in that allegation, and that, he found it strange why JJ Rawlings always tries to impugn his integrity in his interviews.
“It is not true that I tried to prosecute Larry Adjetey but relented because his father, Peter, threatened me. The circumstances of his (Rawlings’) wife’s (Nana Konadu’s) trial is a matter of public record, available for anybody who cares to verify. Rawlings should stop posturing as the only person of integrity and truth,” he stated.
According to Kufuor, is Rawlings wants to continue to blow trumpets from rooftops about his integrity and incorruptibility, he should do so, but “… he should leave Kufuor alone.”