Suspended former Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs has spit fire on Prof Kwamena Ahwoi for attacking Rawlings in his book, Working with Rawlings.
The educated fisherman in an interview monitored on Asempa FM said he has failed to understand the reason behind the attacks on the former President by the Prof Ahowi who he describes as a member of the ‘three musketeers’ in the NDC.
“The people who are maligning Rawlings are the very people who were hailing Yes Sir, Yes Sir…you can hold certain degree and become emeritus but someone will help you have a name, so if you mailign him, then you are a hypocrite…,” he said.
Mr. Rawlings has been upfront about his unhappiness regarding how he has been portrayed in a controversial book authored by Kwamena Ahwoi.
The book, titled “Working with Rawlings’ has become a social media sensation, and details in the eyes of Prof Ahwoi, some of the controversial decisions and noteworthy events that occurred during the reign of Rawlings.
Recently, the ex-president indicated that he would have time to respond to some of the claims in the book, most of which he says are untruths and an attempt to tarnish his image as the founder of the National Democratic Party.
On Monday, August 17, 2020, Rawlings took to his official Twitter handle to ‘rain hell’ on his detractors and accused them of scheming to take control of the NDC.
He wrote: “There is nothing ill-timed about Kwamena Ahwoi serving dankwansere soup at this time. He needed to knock down Rawlings to preempt the exposure that Rawlings’s book, “The Triumph of Evil” promises to reveal about some of them.
“People like him do not expect the NPP to let go of 2020, so they are hoping to utilize the opportunity of a loss, to damage Rawlings with some vicious, manufactured stuff. Their cunning calculation is that Mahama and his running mate will step aside after 2020 while they consolidate their control over the party and provide their own flag bearer and running mate for 2024,” he alleged.
And Allotey Jacobs indicated his support for the founder because he believes the ‘Ahwois ought to be grateful to the founder for making them who they are’.