Controversial New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency in the Central Region has described former president Jerry John Rawlings as a very wicked ‘animal’ who has caused the retrogression of the country for no just course.
‘’Rawlings has done a great deal of disservice to this country. What he came with was greed and envy. He envied every person that was well to do. He killed the spirit of entrepreneurs and that has been a serious setback to this country’’
According to him, he witnessed certain killings of civilians by military personnel, acting on the instructions and orders of the then Chairman of the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC), which murders he said were very barbaric.
Mr. Agypong who is also a businessman narrated who Mr. Rawlings attacked well-to-do business people and confiscated or destroyed their wares and properties and sometimes to the extent of burning peoples’ money, adding that his own mother became a victim and developed high blood pressures from the treatment she suffered at the hands of Mr. Rawlings’ military assigns.
In as much as I laud the ruling New Patriotic Party during former president Kufuor’s era for instituting the National Reconciliation Commission (NRC), in an effort to bridge the divide and heal wounds and to allow for the country to progress, the pain caused majority of the victims cannot be forgotten’’ he said.
‘’People see him as a hero, I Kennedy Agyapong will never see him as a hero, he is a destroyer.’’ He said.