General News of Tuesday, 8 August 2017
The Former Deputy Chief of Staff under John Mahama, Valerie Sawyerr threw caution to the wind when she took a swipe at the founder of the National Democratic Congress, Jerry John Rawlings.
Reacting to a publication on the recent happenings in the country, she asked why the former President Jerry John Rawlings has remained silent on the corruptions in the country, instead of calling President Akufo Addo to order.
In her statement, she asked “They say he booms … I say he buzzes … like an agitated mosquito … looking for his next victim. Again, he heads for other Heads of State … describing their governance as riddled with corruption. Is he trying to say that his reign was unblemished or that his twin brother’s (President Akufo-Addo) reign is unsullied? Really?”
She was reacting to the speech made by Rawlings at the 80th Ada Asafotufiami Festival on Saturday.
Rawlings in his speech said, “Former Presidents John Kufuor, John Evans Mills and John Mahama presided over massive corruption”.
“I remember when I left office, it (corruption) was prevalent during Kufuor’s tenure, during Mills’ tenure it continued and Mahama did same. I remember when Kufuor was leaving he did some bad things…,”, Rawlings said.
She added that “J oooo JJ … the great Papa JJ … the one and only Junior Jesus … the great saint who never does wrong … you are still flogging a dead horse … the NDC is in Opposition in case you have not noticed, while a living raging bull is moving around with reckless abandon destroying everything it finds in its path including the assets and citizens of this nation”.