Prof Kwamena Awhoi has quoted previous President Jerry John Rawlings as expressing “I should have squeezed them harder” when confronted about the alleged assault on then Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) Countrywide Executive Bede Ziedeng.
The incident according to the former Nearby Authorities Minister, has been christened “Abobo Ntowhe Affair” which also signifies “the Crusher of Testicles Affair”.
This is contained in a reserve authored by Prof. Awhoi titled “Working with Rawlings”.
Pages 198 to 209 of the e-book bargains with Rawlings’ support of then-prospect Prof Evans Mills in 2002.
It was also during the time when the NDC was electing Nationwide Executives.
It was the congress that elected Dr. Obed Asamoah as National Chairman with a one vote victory about Alhaji Mahama Idrissu.
Bede Ziedeng was at the time a member of the party’s Elections Committee.
Prof. Awhoi in his reserve, described Mr. Bede as “a rabid Obed Asamoah supporter and by extension an anti-Mills person”.
He recalled the incident approximately caused Bede to depart the NDC.
“On the congress day, Bede and the other bash customers formed a human chain on the two sides of the entrance to the Congress Corridor to present a variety of security to the VVIPs as they entered.
“As Bede tells it when Rawlings and his entourage received to the entrance and the crowd surged ahead to admit their hero, Rawlings got maintain of his testicles and squeezed them challenging, so tough that he thinks he fainted.
“When he recovered, he was outside the Congress Hall and persons have been fanning him.”
Prof. Awhoi stated he confronted the former President on the matter but he laughed about it, stating “I must have squeezed them harder”.