Rawlings isn’t the founder of Ghana’s constitutional rule – Kwesi Pratt Jnr

Rawlings and Kwesi Pratt

Managing Editor of The Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has kicked against claims that the late Jerry John Rawlings was the founder of constitutional rule in Ghana.

The seasoned journalist expressed firm belief the former military leader should not be regarded as the person behind the constitutional rule of the country.

According to Kwesi Pratt Jnr, there were gallant men and women who laid down their lives just to establish the constitutional rule.

He suggested that chairman Rawlings can only be credited for the part he played by the transition of his military regime to constitutional but not as the founder.

The Ghanavanguard.com quote the veteran journalist as;

“Look at somebody like Akoto Ampaw, Professor Kwame Karikari, Ndebugri, and so on who actually suffered detention without trial and in some cases tortured and so on to bring about the constitutional rule,” he revealed.

“Last year; I’m talking about 2020. Just a few months ago, Rawlings granted an interview on Asaase FM in which he stated clearly that he was not in favor of returning to constitutional rule… a couple of months ago so how does he become the founder, the initiator of the constitutional rule when he was so opposed to it.”

“I think all of these statements are insults to the memory of the gallant men and women of Ghana who laid down their lives to struggle to establish a constitutional rule.”