I Am Not Pampering Pres. Mahama — Rawlings

 JJ RawlingsThe office of former President Jerry John Rawlings has denied assertions that he has deliberately not been critical of the Mahama-led administration as far as corruption is concerned.

Mr. Rawlings has, on several occasions, leveled corruption allegations on former President Kufuor and his administration during their eight years in office.

At a recent speech in the Volta Region, former President Rawlings described his successor John Kufuor as an “autocratic thief”.

“When people get up, they wanna create the impression to you the young ones as if the corruption started with this man, the young man, John Mahama, no, it started with Kufuor and that’s why I said Kufuor was an autocratic thief” Mr. Rawlings said.

A section of the public has however perceived Mr. Rawlings as being less critical of President Mahama on issues relating to corruption in  his administration.

A spokesperson for Mr. Rawlings, Kofi Adams in an interview on  Monday explained that President Mahama’s commitment to fighting corruption was what has caused Mr. Rawlings not to blast him in the media as he did in the case of previous presidents.

“I don’t know what you mean by not being critical…so far I believe that he has done tremendously well; personally – maybe it is this performance and his actions that have kind of motivated the former president not be very critical of him the way you feel he would have with previous heads”. myjoyonline.com

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