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I will never forgive Rawlings for what he did to my mum – Ken Aygapong

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Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has explained why he will never forgive former president, Jerry John Rawlings.

The outspoken legislator has been a strong critic of Rawlings in recent times, having not forgotten some past deeds of the ex-military leader.


In a recent interview, Mr. Agyapong is reported to have rained curse words at Rawlings, saying he will “suffer to glorify the name of God”.

The controversial MP has now opened up on why he feels bitter towards Rawlings and why he will never forgive the NDC founder.

Speaking on Adom TV’s Badwam show, Mr. Agyapong said Rawlings’ 31st December Coup d’etat affected his half-Ghanaian half-Nigerian mother so much that she suffered hypertension.


He explained that Rawlings brought pain to innocent people by bullying and supervising the burning of cedi notes.

“Why will I ever forgive Rawlings?” the MP quizzed.

“1981 when he embarked on a coup on December 31, my mother half Akuapim, half Nigerian resident at Alajo and her husband. They brought a truckload of goods from Nigeria one bank Nigerian National Supply Commission (NNSC) they had in stock milk, roofing sheets, led bags, buckets and others.”


In what was a long rant, the maverick lawmaker added:

“When they come and sell all these things when the man is returning back to Nigeria he leaves the items with my mum to be selling. After Rawlings’ coup the woman could not take the money to the bank for fear of being killed that day… they may ask where she got that money from. My stepfather is still alive you can verify from him at East Legon.

“Rawlings supervised the burning of Ghana cedis and that was the beginning of my mother’s hypertension. If I knew my mother was going to be struck by a hypertension of a future Ghana we will not hear…Corruption! Today what do we see? As Allotey said, President Kufuor on assumption of office healed the country but that does not mean that if someone knows something the person cannot voice it.”


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