Rawlings would’ve overthrown ‘corrupt’ Mahama in a coup – Wontumi

Rawlings would’ve overthrown ‘corrupt’ Mahama in a coup – Wontumi

- NPP's Chairman Wontumi has said he would've mobilized all resources in supporting Rawlings to overthrow former president Mahama in a coup attempt

- He says the level of corruption that forced Rawlings into his June 4th revolution was nowhere close to Mahama administration

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The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has alleged that former President Jerry Rawlings could have plotted a coup d’état against ex-president Mahama due to high rate of corruption in his government preceded over.

Rawlings would’ve overthrown ‘corrupt’ Mahama in a coup – Wontumi

Bernard Antwi Boasiako and former president Rawlings

According to Bernard Antwi Bosiako aka chairman wontumi, the former military leader would have been more than justified in a coup attempt since corruption in his past government was worse than what occurred under Dr Hilla Limann.

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Chairman Wontumi’s comment comes days after Mr. Rawlings told the public that, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) defeat to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in last year’s elections was as a result of deep-rooted corruption that characterized the rank and file of the party.

Speaking on Accra-based Adom FM, Mr Bosiako admitted that he would have moved in a full gear in supporting former President Rawlings in planning President Mahama’s overthrow.

He explained that, factors that led to the June 4th uprising were more than evident in Mahama’s government.

“The things that led to the June 4th Revolution of Rawlings was nowhere close the level of naked, corruption looting of state funds by NDC officials the nation experienced during Mahama’s regime which could have warranted Rawlings to plot a coup d’état against him,” he submitted.

Chairman Wontumi also indicated that wanton dissipation of state funds and resources under Mahama government brought Ghana’s economy on it kneels.

Rawlings would’ve overthrown ‘corrupt’ Mahama in a coup – Wontumi

Former president Mahama

He also stated that, the NDC’s twenty-five years in existence in Ghana’s politics have been a wastage; bringing unwarranted suffering and misery to Ghanaians.

The NPP Chairman, therefore vowed to do everything within his power to keep the NDC in opposition.

Former President Jerry Rawlings last Sunday addressing party members at NDC’s 25th Anniversary rally at Ashaiman lamented that corruption under past Mahama administration was ten times more than what made him staged the June 4th revolution coup.

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