Director of European Studies at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo, suggested that the constant criticism on Former presidents by former President Jerry John Rawlings is partly the cause of the death of late President Mills.
According to the outspoken academic, Mr Rawlings who has been involved in various kinds of corrupt practices during his 19 year rule has been forgiven by Ghanaians hence his anger over the abuse and accusation of corruption by Mr. Rawlings of other presidents that have come after him.
Prof. Gyampo who lashed out at the former military ruler for his constant physical assault blamed the civil society in Ghana for their silence on the issues.
His comments come after Former President Rawlings apologized to Former President Kufuor and Former President Mahama for calling them ‘evil’ and ‘rogue’.
He said; “I am sure Atta Mills died partly because of your harsh attacks and insults. Enyansefoeeeeiiiiii….mo wo hi? The era of Culture of Silence is gone, so speak your mind against what is wrong so Ghana would progress.”
Read his full post below;
*You insult former Presidents and later apologize. This is not coming from a contrite heart.
You create an impression that you are the only pious politician in Ghana. That’s not fair.
Any level 100 student of Politics knows the human rights abuses and acts of corruption you superintended. You issued a White Paper to counteract the CHRAJ findings of corruption against your appointees. How about the Abacha money you received? We know of the beating and physical assaults on your Veep. We know of the over-turning of taxi cabs. We are aware of your Jentulization of an innocent boy, the shaving of the hair of Selassie Jentu with broken bottles for refusing to continue a relationship with your daughter. Your wife described this as a mere IDENTIFICATION HAIRCUT.
Ghanaians seem to have forgiven you. In the various nation-wide consultations of the Constitutional Review Commission, Ghanaians were asked whether the Indemnity Clauses of the Constitution that shields you should be removed. But they said “sleeping dogs must lie”
It’s the culture of forgiveness among Ghanaians that makes you exist, not your professed sanctimonious political piety. I do not blame you too much.
I blame Civil Society. I blame the Christian Council. I blame eminent opinion leaders. I blame people who have led accomplished lives and are self-made and have retired from public service. I blame the Chiefs for not telling you in the face that your insults on the former Presidents were unacceptable. They haven’t been able to look at your face to tell you the plain truth, that, Ghana belongs to Ghanaians and that your crude utterances sometimes lower the bar for former Presidents.
I am sure Atta Mills died partly because of your harsh attacks and insults.
Enyansefoeeeeiiiiii….mo wo hi? The era of Culture of Silence is gone, so speak your mind against what is wrong so Ghana would progress.”