Fighting Corruption I don’t give a damn if Nana Addo was the son or cousin of the devil - Rawlings

The former First Couple have come under attack after Mr Rawlings’ comments at the 38th-anniversary celebration of the June 4th Revolution in Wa.

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Former President Jerry John Rawlings has said that all those trying to tag him and his wife as corrupt will not succeed.

The former President took to Facebook to register his displeasure about such accusation saying such accusations “won’t wash.”

Some Ghanaians have accused the former President of corruption. The accusations have been on the increase recently after the former president’s continues praise for President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo’s integrity.

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Many have said that he does not have to praise a political opponent. However, Mr Rawlings said “as for Nana Addo (The President) I couldn't give a damn if he was the son or cousin of the devil. He has displayed more materialistic integrity and much much more than all the three Johns put together.”

The former First Couple have come under attack after Mr Rawlings’ comments at the 38th-anniversary celebration of the June 4th Revolution in Wa. Mr Rawlings said the reasons why the NDC lost the 2016 elections include the high level of corruption among the government officials in the erstwhile Mahama-led administration.

However some NDC members have disagreed with the founder of the party. They have also accused him of being corrupt citing the money he received from former Nigeria President General Sani Abacha as an example.

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But in two separate posts on his Facebook page, Rawlings said that he has adequately addressed the issue of him receiving money from the late Nigerian Head of State, General Sani Abacha.

He said such accusations “did not work before and will never work,” he points out.

He asked that the truth be allowed to prevail.

Below are his two Facebook posts

Tagging me won’t wash

PRESIDENT JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS•TUESDAY, 6 JUNE 2017

If you had the privilege of being in my presence on those money matters then you know I have absolutely nothing to hide. I stated the facts in my original interview to the Nigerian newspaper and further explained in the Daily Graphic subsequently. Trying to tag Rawlings and his wife as corrupt in order to justify your dishonest and corrupt ways won’t wash. It did not work before and will never work. Sadly many of you are so intellectually shameless and inherently dishonest that you have to continue doing the bidding of your paymasters. One of the weaknesses of this democracy is that SOME people with character deformities seem to have a bigger say or space in the media landscape, tagging themselves as social commentators and political analysts.

Let’s give truth a chance

PRESIDENT JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS•TUESDAY, 6 JUNE 2017

And as for the Nana Agyeman matters no amount of these persistent lies and manufactured stories will undo the known truth. Let's give truth a chance let's give truth a breathing space; let's clean up our blackened image. And as for Nana Addo (The President) I couldn't give a damn if he was the son or cousin of the devil. He has displayed more materialistic integrity and much much more than all the three Johns put together.

I would welcome nothing more than this government putting all three of you on your Adom FM programme under the chairmanship of your host to reinvestigate any of these twisted allegations brought against Nana and I.

Bring along your perfidious nature, your jaundiced views and prejudiced mentality. And by the way I don't do family business or allegiance in any aspect of my life.

There are those who believe that blood is thicker than water but there are those of us who believe that principles are thicker and override the binding effect of blood.

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