FLASHBACK: A soldier was contracted to kill me in 2008 - Rawlings

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Former President Jerry John has been tagged by many as a ‘murderer’, however, he has denied such claims.

The recent murder accusation leveled against Mr Rawlings is by his former close associate, Major Osahene Boakye Gyan, who stated in an interview that the former president abducted and murdered Flt. Lt. Kojo Lee.

Taking a look at some of the attacks on the former president, Ghanaweb chanced on a report which was filed by Starrfm.com.gh on December 11, 2014.

The former president in 2014 revealed that there were serval attempts to eliminate him.

Speaking at the funeral ceremony of the Kwawumanhene in the Eastern region, he stated that his political opponents in 2008, contracted a serving military officer to assassinate him during the elections.

He added that the officer who embarked on that ‘senseless act’ was arrested by the Ghana Army.

Read the full story originally published on December 11, 2014, on Ghanaweb

Former President John Rawlings has alleged that a serving military officer was contracted by his political opponents to assassinate him during the 2008 elections.

According to him, the plot on his life failed because other military officers who hated the idea conspired to foil the attempt.

“A soldier was given a gun during the 2008 campaign election to kill me and the other two generals; Nunoo Mensah and the navy commander (unnamed),” the former president stated during the funeral ceremony of the Kwawumanhene in the Eastern region.

He added: “Fortunately, our own brothers in the army arrested that soldier who was commissioned to embark on that senseless act. They kept him in the guard room to investigate the incident after the elections results.”

The former military leader disclosed that the issue failed to gain national attention because the late president John Mills told him (Rawlings), “that he did not want to investigate all matters that preceded his assumption of office”.

He said Ghanaians must realise that democracy cannot be fully achieved if the preservation of human lives cannot be guaranteed.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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