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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Kweku Baako – Rawlings is the luckiest Ghanaian

Mr Rawlings has committed numerous atrocities for which he has not been held accountable - Malik Baako.
Mr Rawlings has committed numerous atrocities for which he has not been held accountable - Malik Baako.
The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Malik Kweku Baako, has described ex-president Rawlings as the luckiest Ghanaian.

He said Mr Rawlings has committed numerous atrocities for which he has not been held accountable and yet, he would not allow Ghanaians to breathe the air of peace.

He was reacting to issues raised by the ex-president at a get together organised by the NDC after its first National Executive Committee meeting.

Mr Rawlings was unhappy about what he called indiscipline among some members of the Mills administration, wondering why a firm and disciplined person as president Mills could not discipline those around him.

He warned that if the president fails to take action against such undisciplined people in the government, he would go down with them.

But Mr Baako, speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana programme Thursday, said the former president lacked the moral locus to pontificate on indiscipline, arguing Mr Rawlings himself personified indiscipline.

He said he was listening to the BBC this morning and heard that in Uruguay, a former military leader, who overthrew the country’s constitution in 1971; suspended his senate two years later while members of his group involved themselves in extra judicial killings, was put on trial and sentenced to 30 years imprisonment but Mr Rawlings, who has exhibited similar traits walks about as a free man.

He adviced Mr Rawlings to “give Ghanaians a break” because the harm he has caused Ghanaians far outweighs the good.

The editor-in-chief added that being protected by the indemnity clauses in the constitution, it would be prudent for the ex-president to relegate himself to the appropriate position history has given him for his own good and that of the country.

In view of this, Mr Baako cited numerous examples in the history of the country that ex-president Rawlings has exhibited indiscipline of the highest order, saying “he [Rawlings] epitomizes indiscipline in my candid opinion.”

He contended that many a Ghanaian had suffered greatly from the atrocities perpetrated under the watch of Mr Rawlings and advised the former president to let time help heal the wounds of those who suffered needless pain.

By: Dorcas Efe Mensah/Myjoyonline.com/Ghana

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