Dr Sekou Nkrumah, one of the sons of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, has in plain language chastised the late Jerry John Rawlings (Rtd.) over some of his dealings as a head of state and President of Ghana.
According to Sekou Nkrumah, Rawlings betrayed the idea of the June 4, 1979, coup after he staged the December 31, 1981, coup that overthrew the government of Dr Hilla Limman.
Sekou Nkrumah in a post on his Facebook timeline after the final burial of the military and civilian leader of Ghana noted that he was not able to speak in plain language just because he wanted to give ‘honour’ to Jerry John Rawlings’ memory.
However, once Rawlings has been buried, it is time to speak on some of the things he did as a leader.
“Let’s throw away the Ghanaian legendary hypocrisy and talk plain. The man was a very wicked man, and he was not a nice guy! Handsome yes, in his younger days. Charismatic? Sure, he was, and he could run his mouth like all the other empty barrels, including Trump!”
“He betrayed June 4 when he staged the Libyan sponsored 1981 coup, and he messed up on the revolutionary stage! After criticizing the IMF and World Bank he made a U-turn and embraced them, and in the process exposed his lack of socialist credentials,” parts of Dr Sekou Nkrumah’s post read.
He indicated that Rawlings was just a populist who climbed on the back of the ordinary Ghanaian to fame.
“JJ was also a violent, bloodthirsty man,” he said.