Politics of Friday, 9 February 2018
Celebrated Ghanaian journalist and Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt has said he is utterly shocked at the sudden close relationship between President Nana Akufo-Addo and Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings.
The relationship between the Rawlings’ family and President Akufo-Addo prior to election 2016 was all sour as the two were reportedly at each other’s neck.
That relationship has suddenly changed to a very close and cordial one which has taken Kwesi Pratt aback.
On Thursday, February 8, 2018, President Akufo-Addo was at Parliament delivering the State of the Nation Address where he indicated that he draws inspiration from the leadership qualities of Mr. Rawlings.
Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo, Kwesi Pratt was surprised at the President statement wondering how come someone who initially had no ties with Mr. Rawlings would today give indication of him being his source of inspiration.
Mr. Pratt, making his submissions on the programme, kept repeating the phrase “Times change” to suggest that today, Mr. Rawlings and Akufo-Addo are almost best of friends because of a new season.
“Do remember what NPP members did to me in this country, Ghana? Why have I gone to his (Rawlings) house? But today, your Presidential candidate is saying he is his inspiration. He inspires him (Akufo-Addo). His principles, his fight and so on inspired him…Today, your Presidential candidate says JJ Rawlings is his inspiration. Not that he has gone to his house or shaken his hands, he’s his inspiration. Times really change!” he said.