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18 October 2016

People in NDC paid Henry Lartey to vilify me – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John RawlingsDr. Lartey had petitioned the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) and Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to probe the $2 million gift, which Mr. Rawlings has not denied receiving.

“The perpetrator of corruption is walking about free,” he told Onua 95.1 earlier this month, calling for a legal action against the ex-president.

“We will fight them and fight until they come out with the truth and the truth will be judged by the courts.” But Mr. Rawlings appears bitter because Henry Lartey was being influenced by persons in a party he founded. “About three days before his drama I got information that he was going to be financially rewarded for what he did and incidentally he was instigated not by people in the opposition.”

Lie detector and traditional way

Former President Rawlings indicated that he was ready to face off with Dr. Lartey in all fronts including the use of a lie detector or go traditional way. “Why are people worried about the level of integrity we’ve tried to maintain?

We say we are Christians; we swear on the Bible, Muslims on the Koran; I’d like to invite people like him (Lartey) that we go traditional as well. “That we invite the white man’s technology (lie detector) to also come and verify the truthfulness, the integrity of my word. And for him to be simply asked who paid him to do what he did?” Mr. Rawlings urged.

Meanwhile, former President Rawlings has expressed his deep gratitude for the visit and concern shown and asked the traditional leaders to call for a free and fair election to guarantee the peace.

The Queenmothers, led by Mamaga Noviode of Sogakope also included Nana Akyembaku Mansa from the Central Region, Nana Ama Serwaa from Ashanti, Nana Akua Gyasiwaa from Eastern, Mamaga Maamele from Klikor in the Volta Region and Abesewaahemaa Nana Afia Gyamaa Pinsan.

Also present at the meeting were Reverend Professor Richard Lawson, a member of the NDC Council of Elders as well as Adams Guma, former District Chief Executive of Walewale from 1992 to 1997.

Source: 3news.com

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