Former President Jerry John Rawlings has apologized for comments he passed of his colleague ex-Presidents J.A. Kufuor and John Mahama.
Rawlings at a meeting with chiefs and elders from Mepe in the Volta Region last week used unpalatable words against the two former presidents.
Rawlings, who has been critical of the duo, described former President Kufuor as ‘evil’ and Mahama as a ‘rogue’ who destroyed the country.
He said: “I know with my integrity when I die, I will go to heaven but when I see these corrupt leaders, I will ask permission from God and flog them.
“If they don’t leave heaven for me, I will go and leave the heavens and join Satan in hell because I cannot stay in the same place with them,” Mr Rawlings stated
He has consequently withdrawn the comments he says are “inappropriate”.
A statement issued by his office, signed by Mr. Kobina Andoh Amoakwa of the Communications Directorate said the comments were made during a meeting he held with a delegation of chiefs and elders from Mepe in the Volta Region last Tuesday.
“The office of former President Jerry John Rawlings wishes to inform the general public that the former President has taken due note of concerns raised over certain publications arising out of a meeting he held with a delegation of chiefs and elders from Mepe in the Volta Region last Tuesday.
“The former President apologizes to former Presidents John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama for the choice of words. He deems the words as inappropriate and withdraws them.”