“I never stole from Public Office”- Jerry John Rawlings
Former President of the Republic of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings says he did not come to public office to steal and never stole in Public Office.
Speaking to a delegation of Chiefs and Queen mothers from the Ave Traditional Area from the Volta Region who called on him, the former President said;
I did not come to public office to steal and never did. We had to go through a lot of sacrifices to get to today as a country, and there’s no way I was going to compromise on my integrity,
we won all our elections and survived some of the most trying times of our nation’s history for as long as we did, bringing hope and relief to our people because of those solid values and principles.”
Former President Jerry John Rawlings also added that, what sustained some of them is their attachment the principles of truth, justice and fair play and not a vulgar quest for materialism. Rawlings said;
“What has sustained some of us is our attachment to the principles of truth, justice and fair play – it is not a vulgar quest for materialism, a trait which has sadly perpetuated itself into the leadership structures of our society”
The delegation of chiefs and Queen mothers from the Ave Traditional area who called on former President Jerry John Rawlings includes;
Togbe Agboka Sowu IV, Chief of Ave Havi , Togbe Adogo Agbalekpor IV, Paramount Chief of Ave Xevi Traditional Area, Togbe Hodzi Dunyo IV, Dufia of Ave-Atanve and 1st Vice-President of the Ave Council of Chiefs, Togbe Tamekloe XI, Dufia of Ave Dzogbekope/Ave Afiadenyigba and 2nd Vice President of the Ave Council of Chiefs, Togbe Nuku Morti VIII, Awafia of Ave Afiadenyigba , Togbe Galley Adelakpui III, Dufia of Avevi and Togbe Dugble V, Dufia of Ave Kpedome.
The rest are, Togbe Gidinyakpo II, Awafia of Ave- Dakpa Traditional Area, Mama Yawor Aviakpui, Queen of Ave Havi , Mama Awutorkeve I, Queen of Ave Xevi Traditional Area, Mama Korkor II, Queen of Ave Dakpa Traditional Area, Mama Akeh III, Queen of Ave Dzalele Traditional Area, Mama Nyawunu II Queen of Avevi, Mama Koshi Atsinoto I, Queen of Ave Afiadenyigba, Tsiami Atti Kuma of Ave Wukpe and linguist for the occasion, Tsiami Ayeyu Agbalenyo of Ave Kpedome and Mc-Solo Dziwornu-Ziddah, General Secretary of the Ave Council of Chiefs.