Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Jerry John Rawlings says his former appointee, Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi is attempting to “rewrite history to suit selfish ends”.
Prof. Ahwoi in his controversial book ‘Working with Rawlings’ questioned Mr Rawlings’ ideological depth aside from explaining events that occurred during the almost two-decade reign of the NDC founder.
But Mr Rawlings in a detailed response to portions of the book lashed out at the former Local Government Minister saying he was “generously economical with the truth”.
The statement, issued by the Office of the former President on his Facebook page said “the book appears to have no aim of serving history with facts. It reads as an opportunistic and calculated attempt to ridicule President Rawlings and former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, using the personality of the late President John Atta Mills as the bait.
“From the inception, the author has harboured his own parochial agenda which clashed naturally with the integrity and accountability of Rawlings.
“Those of such ilk will continue to attempt to rewrite history to suit their selfish ends, but discerning minds will no longer be reticent of nor willing to tolerate such political trickery and subterfuge.
The statement also described the book as lacking credibility since some personalities quoted in the write up have publicly denied their contribution.
“A number of personalities that the author refers to and others, have written publicly to disassociate themselves from the comments in the book. A clear indication of the credibility or lack thereof of its contents.”
“The truth is a debt owed to the memory of the departed as well as current and future generations. The true legacy of the PNDC into the NDC under President Jerry John Rawlings is one that ought to be acknowledged if there exists a Fourth Republic that has endured,” it read