I never said Mahama led corrupt regime – Rawlings

I never said Mahama led corrupt regime – Rawlings

- Former president John Rawlings had reportedly said former president Mahama led a corrupt regime

- His office has denied the claims

- A statement released by the office of Rawlings said he never met any Seirra Leone delegation as reported

The office of former president Jerry John Rawlings has denied reports making rounds that the he said Mahama led a corrupt regime.

The former military leader, according to a Daily Guide’s report, met with former Sierra Leonean Vice-President Chief Sam Sumana, and told him that about Mahama during their meeting.

The office has thus released a statement discrediting that report, stressing that Rawlings never met with the former Sierra Leonean vice president as reported.

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The statement further said the last time Rawlings met with him was in late 2017.

“The office wishes to state that Flt. Lt. Rawlings did not meet former Sierra Leonean Vice-President Chief Sam Sumana ‘over the weekend’ as reported."

“The last time Chief Sam Sumana called on former President Rawlings was in late 2017,” Communications Director at the Office of Mr. Rawlings, Kobina Andoh Amoakwa, stated in a press release on Friday, 9 November 2018.

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The statement further cautioned the media "to desist from dragging the name of the former president into imaginary circumstances”.

According to the Daily Guide publication, Mr. Rawlings had said that President Akufo-Addo took over from the erstwhile John Mahama administration in 2017 at a time the country was already drowning in corruption with impunity.

“By the time this administration came into office, the country was literally drowning in the practice of corruption with impunity. This administration has, therefore, inherited a national corruption at its worst,” Daily Guide claimed Mr Rawlings was quoted to have said

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