Previous President Jerry John Rawlings has reacted angrily to what he perceived to be “falsehood” becoming spread by a member of the then infantry device that staged the 1979 coup.
“What a disgrace! A real shame in truth. Kindly give your children and some of the very good people you have known some first rate house be a minor truthful and enable them are living their life with out this disgrace,” Mr. Rawlings opened the tirade on one Significant Rida.
Mr. Rawlings who was the Chairman of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council, opened up a very little, providing out a gist of how June 4 revolution and December 31 rebellion happened.
Key Rida, according to a statement issued by the Office environment of the former President, had manufactured some unsavoury feedback from Mr. Rawlings on Joy Tv and also tried out to portray him as exhibiting cowardice at a point.
“I have given cover to a number of uniformed personnel who were being not courageous more than enough for June 4th, 31st and some others. There you are, repeating some of the produced 40-yr-old lies about Boakye Djan main troopers to rescue me. Allow me assure you that guy never led any soldier to rescue any goat wherever. You can not be that ignorant of an additional declare, that he was directing the ’79 revolt from inside of a person of the Recce armoured vehicles?
“Even as the Recce armoured squadron was below siege and some of the Senior NCO commanders had retreated from participating in the fight and ready to join the infantry units, Boakye Djan experienced lengthy escaped from his unit around 3 o’ clock that morning of June 4th, when according to him he read a single of the soldiers cry out, “kill all the officers”.
“What he however did not say was that he fled to the bush behind the 5BN quarters and discovered himself crouching next to another Captain on the bush monitor and with the method of dawn, the Captain claimed he headed east toward Tema where his mom and dad lived while Boakye Djan headed westwards to Achimota university. I would dare him to invite the unnamed officer to deny or verify what I’m saying.”
Study his full statement beneath
December 8, 2019
Previous PRESIDENT RAWLINGS RESPONDS TO Big RIDA
What a shame! A real disgrace indeed. Kindly give your kids and some of the great individuals you’ve identified some first rate area be a tiny truthful and permit them stay their lives devoid of this disgrace.
You don’t look to have changed, Significant Rida. You must depart these fabrications to all those who’re politically and fiscally profiting from detrimental June 4th and December 31st. There ended up a variety of intriguing and in close proximity to tragic functions and meetings…all extremely true that you could discuss about. I am stunned that you would lend oneself to this kind of falsehood. Your uncle Gen Akuffo had a very good plenty of area of time from Basic Acheampong’s arrest to do what was predicted of him but no, he naturally could not see that his refusal or lack of ability heightened the pressure and hostility all over again. Your head was equally trapped in the ground. Some of you were oblivious of the risk in the air.
Rida, I do not remember becoming questioned to fork out back some $4000. And if I was requested to, it would make sense thinking about the truth that I had to cut off the flying instructors’ class in Peshawar, Pakistan ideal at the commencing of the training course and get again to the mission to assistance save this state by eliminating Acheampong to help Typical Akuffo to acquire above.
Among the a lot of discussions we experienced, do you recall suggesting that I would have to escape just after dropping that bomb? Do you recall that Typical Akuffo, in 1 occasion canceled a overseas journey with the expectation that I would have dropped the bomb the night before and he would automatically have to be in Accra to choose around as Head of Point out? Do you remember that certain early morning when you drove to the Airforce station to occur request me “what happened”, “what went wrong”?
The next issue that set me off collaborating with you was the remark you made the night time I instructed (in your sitting down area) some of the excellent senior officers who Normal Akuffo could provide on board his federal government.
Do you recall the remark you made when I instructed a senior officer I assumed was clear sufficient? You explained with irritation and annoyance in your voice that “we never need to have that holier than thou pepe man”.?
Significant Rida, all mentioned and finished, mainly because of your treachery, when you attempted to contact on me a several days after the June 4th explosion at Nana’s Flat, just one of the infantry guards corked his weapon and nearly shot you. Do you remember I spun all around and jumped from the veranda and planted my entire body between you and the soldier, to acquire the bullet for you to help save your cowardly lifetime? And you dare to recommend, on a slimy Pleasure Television programme that I was begging for mercy and to be pardoned? No Rida. 15th Might failed due to the fact I produced it so to protect against the blood-allowing that night time. Acquire a glance at the trial and inform me that is the posture of an officer begging to be pardoned.
That soldier and many who understood what you did or did not do would browse this new nonsense of yours with regrets. Do you keep in mind it took a when to cool down their anger? Dear Rida, you must have still left these bogus and brainless fabrications to the Alolgas, Adabugas and the Boakye Djans to carry on their cowardly and mercenary conduct. The publicity time for them, is pretty owing.
I have given go over to a variety of uniformed staff who have been not courageous ample for June 4th, 31st and others. There you are, repeating some of the created 40-year-outdated lies about Boakye Djan primary troopers to rescue me. Permit me assure you that dude in no way led any soldier to rescue any goat everywhere. You can’t be that ignorant of a different declare, that he was directing the ’79 revolt from within just one of the Recce armoured vehicles? Even as the Recce armoured squadron was below siege and some of the Senior NCO commanders experienced retreated from participating in the struggle and waiting to be a part of the infantry units, Boakye Djan had lengthy escaped from his device all around 3 o’ clock that early morning of June 4th, when in accordance to him he listened to one particular of the soldiers cry out, “kill all the officers”. What he however did not say was that he fled to the bush at the rear of the 5BN quarters and identified himself crouching future to an additional Captain on the bush track and with the approach of dawn, the Captain said he headed east in the direction of Tema in which his mother and father lived while Boakye Djan headed westwards to Achimota school. I would dare him to invite the unnamed officer to deny or verify what I’m expressing.
It was not until eventually late that afternoon that he was fished-out of his girlfriend’s quarters by a detachment. As must have been predicted, he refused to open up up until Flt. Lt. Lee threatened to climb up and split down his woman’s doorway. A further poisonous and cowardly man or woman I included up for was Alolga, who should really have been in position at 5BN after I had taken cost of the Recce grounds. Albert and I experienced commandeered two of the armoured autos. Alolga was nowhere to be located or viewed at that important minute of 31st. It wasn’t until finally the battle of that working day was more than close to 8pm, and some of us experienced gathered and sitting down by the gutter at the Recce Regiment administration block, that Alolga came walking sheepishly and nervously in a incredibly crumpled uniform following a far more courageous Chris Atim. I held tranquil about his cowardly disappearance and went on to add him to the membership of the PNDC.
Numerous courageous soldiers and officers have survived many fabrications and revisions of historical functions in silence up to this level, do not drive it any even further, Rida. Your deformed character often influenced and took away from your individuality the visual appeal of a wonderful soldier. You betrayed the belief of your own men and following all these many years have resorted to resurrect on your own this way?
The distrust and hatred that your behaviour evoked among the guys, designed it unsafe to deliver you back again on board. I have covered up for a whole lot of personnel simply because I am not unaware of how bravery can desert some of the courageous ones.
Your tales really don’t insert up and the recent technology of officers and troopers, I hope, can see by way of you and your kind. I did not consider a person like you in spite of some of your character defects would sink so reduced. Is it not odd that you have picked now to appear out? You experienced to wait until that technology of officers, passed out, passed on or retired. You now discover it politically expedient to come out with this kind of senseless distortions simply because a large amount of the actors from both the ranks and officers would have retired by now. Having been shut to me you can now participate in the opportunistic card. If they didn’t know me for who I am, all that I reported at the trial would not have ignited their thoughts.
Yes, I was an angry person. Ghana was on its knees and true motion was required and I stood up to do a man’s task. You can’t lessen the story of June 4 to your illusions and pettiness! Cowards like you influence me evil has truly triumphed!!!
Kobina Andoh Amoakwa
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