Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Jerry John Rawlings has described former Local Government Minister Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi as a “callously divisive” individual.

The former President said says Prof. Ahwoi aims to increase his book sales by using insults while nullifying the role and importance of some individuals.

These comments are contained in a detailed statement issued by the Office of Mr. Rawlings on the controversial book “Working with Rawlings” authored by Prof. Ahwoi.

Prof. Ahwoi in the book claims that the NDC founder did not play an active role in the 2008 campaign that saw Prof. John Evans Atta Mills lead the NDC to victory in the polls.

In a detailed post on Facebook, Mr. Rawlings insists the allegations by Prof. Ahwoi are not accurate.

“President Rawlings and Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings were actually an integral part of the NDC campaign structure for the 2008 election.

“He started his campaign in Sankore in the Brong Ahafo Region, and subsequently visited all ten regions, visiting some towns and villages twice, sometimes walking long distances in the process.

According to the post, the involvement of the former President and his wife, Konadu Agyemang Rawlings were reported by all news outlets in the country.

“President Rawlings traversed the whole country and made headlines by being the first to reach Tain, in the Brong Ahafo Region when that town became the eye of the storm during the election, leading to the legendary “third round”.

“Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings campaigned in not less than 15 major markets in Greater Accra Region, after which she moved straight to the Volta Region to start work.

“She also campaigned in the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Western Regions. She is also on record as having loaned vehicles and countless other resources to the Party towards the elections.”

The former President also made a list of people within his inner circle who contributed to the party’s victory in the 2008 polls.

“Lest we forget, Admiral Owusu Ansah, a courageous and patriotic member of the NDC who in spite of his failing health, joined the campaign trail shunning the comforts of his home in Accra in order to have Mills elected.

“This is a tribute to Admiral Owusu Ansah and patriots like General Nunoo-Mensah, who have selflessly sacrificed their lives, livelihoods, and comforts for the Party; to then have one callously divisive individual, who in an attempt to increase book sales, insults and attempts to nullify the role and importance of these individuals.”

Mr. Rawlings concluded by accusing Prof. Ahwoi and his brother of rather refusing to support the campaign.

“Unsurprisingly, the author is ‘unaware’ of the campaign presence of the former President during the 2008 elections.

“Neither Kwamena Ahwoi, his brother nor majority of their cronies was on the campaign trail; preferring to stay in the comforts of their homes in Accra, perpetually leaving the hard work of getting the party re-elected to others, but always being first in line for political appointments.”