Former President Jerry John Rawlings has apologized to two of his successors- John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama for the comments he made against the two at Mepe in the Volta Region.
In a statement signed by the Communications Directorate, he described his choice of words as inappropriate and therefore called on the two former presidents to forgive him.
Last Tuesday at Mepe, Rawlings described John Agyekum Kufuor as ‘evil’ and John Dramani Mahama as ‘rogue’ when he was addressing chiefs and people of Mepe in the North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region during the final funeral rites of Mamaga Awusi Sreku II, queen of the Mepe Traditional Area.
“I know with my integrity when I die, I will go to heaven but when I see these corrupt leaders, I will ask permission from God and flog them,” Rawlings is said to have made this ‘derogatory’ remarks against the two former presidents.
“If they don’t leave heaven for me, I will go and leave the heavens and join Satan in hell because I cannot stay in the same place with them,” Mr. Rawlings barked.
But in a statement issued on Monday, the office of Ex- president Jerry John Rawlings said “…the former President has taken due note of concerns raised over certain publications arising out of his derogatory remarks on the two former heads of state of Ghana ."
“The former President apologises to former Presidents John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama for the choice of words. He deems the words as inappropriate and withdraws them,” the statement concluded.