General News Sat, 24 May 2014

Rawlings indicts the memory of P.V Obeng - Kweku Baako

The editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Kweku Baako Jnr., has condemned Former President Rawlings for indicting the memory of the late Paul Victor Obeng.

Mr. Baako is unhappy with Mr. Rawlings' recent claim that the late presidential adviser prevented the prosecution of some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration.

Mr. Rawlings made the comment when he visited the residence of the late PV Obeng to pay his tribute.

He told journalists that Mr. Obeng was among some leading members of the NDC who advised the late President Atta Mills not to investigate the corrupt acts of government officials of the NPP regime.


Mr. Rawlings said “It was unfortunate that he joined those who advised Professor Mills not to investigate the misdeeds and that atrocities that took place before we came in the second time. Had it happened, had these investigations and enquiries happened to write the true history of injustice, the history of this country won’t be different. Nevertheless, it won’t take away how good he was as to whether that decision was good or wrong; let’s leave it to history to judge.”

Mr. Rawlings, however, said Mr. Obeng was “very energetic even to the neglect of his health. He is asthmatic like my wife, but PV Obeng’s own was too much. He was helping others, doing other things together and helping the nation. The last time I came to this house, I drew his attention to it. It doesn’t surprise me that he had died.”

Mr. Kweku Baako Jnr., who was speaking on Joy FM, said Mr. Rawlings’ comments about Mr. Obeng's role in covering-up the atrocities of members of the previous NPP regime were misplaced and without basis.

Source: XYZ