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MAHAMA ANGRY WITH RAWLINGS - Victor Smith reveals

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The Founder of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Jerry John Rawlings, has come under repeated attacks from his former spokesperson, Victor Smith, who insists former President John Dramani Mahama is being needlessly disrespected by Mr Rawlings.

The Founder of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Jerry John Rawlings, has come under repeated attacks from his former spokesperson, Victor Smith, who insists former President John Dramani Mahama is being needlessly disrespected by Mr Rawlings.

 

The attacks from Ghana's former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom has been occasioned by former President Rawlings’ recent public censure of Mr Mahama for his lateness to the anniversary of the 31st December revolution in the Volta Region.

According to Mr Smith, Mr Mahama is not enthused at all about the ill-treatment he had been subjected to by the NDC Founder, especially so when both had occupied the highest office of the land as the president before.

 “Mahama says this is about the third time Rawlings has publicly chastised him for attending an event late. It is only a small boy that we can tell him that. Mahama is worried about Rawlings’ treatment. What do you think would have happened if Mahama had responded to Rawlings statement”, Mr Smith queried on in an interview on OK FM.

He stressed that former President Rawlings should realise that the presidency is similar to kingship and just as one cannot reproach a king publicly, so must he not undermine former President Mahama in a manner he did in Ho in the Volta Region during the 31st December Movement celebration.

“It is the same respect that we want former President Rawlings to find a way to resolve any issue he has with anybody, especially of the calibre and stature of former President Mahama. You are two former Presidents of our party and in your estimation Mahama has done something wrong, you should speak to him on the quiet for him to explain himself to you why he was late to the event and not disrespect him in this manner”, he fumed.

Mr Smith added: “But even if Mahama was late to the programme, was that the platform for Rawlings to address him when teeming supporters are around? Are you helping us or you want to destroy the party or perhaps you want to disgrace John Mahama?”

He was of the view that many people had complained to former President Rawlings behind the scene but he is adamant, proving to be better and perfect than everybody in the country.

“John Mahama maybe younger than Rawlings but you occupied the same seat that Ghanaians voted for him to become President and so let’s take it that you all are in the same class as former Presidents; you need to give respect to each other,” he asserted.