- A former Ghanaian diplomat, Victor Smith, has accused his former boss, Jerry John Rawlings of constantly refusing to take advice
- According to him, the former president delights in verbally attacking people even in public
- He noted that a good example of this was in Ho when Rawlings chastised former president Mahama for showing up late for an event
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The former Ghana High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland, Victor Smith, has accused his former boss, Jerry John Rawlings of failing to take advice.
According to the former diplomat, Rawlings has constantly refused to heed sound counsel from his peers.
In an interaction with Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, Victor Smith stated that Rawlings is fond of throwing unguarded words at colleagues, and this usually results in disrespect.
He went ahead to say that more often than not, comments from the former president are not in good taste, and as such he (Rawlings) needs to carefully examine his words before speaking.
This, he explained, is because Rawlings doesn't listen to good counsel by people around him.
“Former president Jerry John Rawlings is the only president who uses public platforms to chastise and ridicule people, even his party people.
He has attained the position of a headmaster who only chastises but refuses to be chastised,” he said.
Victor Smith’s comments were as a result of a recent incident involving two former presidents.
To mark the 36th anniversary of the December 31st 1981 revolution at Ho in the Volta region, Rawlings is reported to have chastised former president Mahama for showing up late at the function.
“He has not learnt the lesson of how not to be late for functions. Each time they keep me waiting just because of him. Ladies and gentlemen, don’t worry he will learn it,” he noted.
To Rawlings, it was wrong for former president Mahama to keep everyone waiting at the venue.
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