Sekou Nkrumah who happens to be a son of Dr Kwame Nkrumah has chided late Jerry John Rawlings over some of his dealings as a head of state and President of Ghana years ago.
In a post on Facebook after the burial of the military leader, Sekou Nkrumah stated that Rawlings betrayed the idea of the June 4, 1979, coup after he staged the December 31, 1981, coup that overthrew the government of Dr Hilla Limman.
“Let’s throw away the Ghanaian legendary hypocrisy and talk plain. The man was a very wicked man, and he was not a nice guy! Handsome yes, in his younger days. Charismatic? Sure, he was, and he could run his mouth like all the other empty barrels, including Trump!”
“He betrayed June 4 when he staged the Libyan sponsored 1981 coup, and he messed up on the revolutionary stage! After criticizing the IMF and World Bank he made a U-turn and embraced them, and in the process exposed his lack of socialist credentials,” parts of Dr Sekou Nkrumah’s post read.
He added: “JJ was also a violent, bloodthirsty man.”
Historically, Jerry John Rawlings was a Ghanaian military officer and politician who led the country from 1981 to 2001 and also for a brief period in 1979. He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.