Prof Kwamena Awhoi has quoted former President Jerry John Rawlings as stating “I need to have squeezed them harder” when confronted about the alleged assault on then National Democratic Congress (NDC) Countrywide Government Bede Ziedeng.
The incident in accordance to the previous Neighborhood Authorities Minister, has been christened “Abobo Ntowhe Affair” which also usually means “the Crusher of Testicles Affair”.
This is contained in a e book authored by Prof. Awhoi titled “Working with Rawlings”.
Pages 198 to 209 of the ebook discounts with Rawlings’ aid of then-prospect Prof Evans Mills in 2002.
It was also all through the time when the NDC was electing Countrywide Executives.
It was the congress that elected Dr. Obed Asamoah as Nationwide Chairman with a solitary vote victory more than Alhaji Mahama Idrissu.
Bede Ziedeng was at the time a member of the party’s Elections Committee.
Prof. Awhoi in his reserve, explained Mr. Bede as “a rabid Obed Asamoah supporter and by extension an anti-Mills person”.
He recalled the incident approximately triggered Bede to depart the NDC.
“On the congress working day, Bede and the other social gathering associates shaped a human chain on the two sides of the entrance to the Congress Hall to supply a variety of protection 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 acquired maintain of his testicles and squeezed them really hard, so difficult that he thinks he fainted.
“When he recovered, he was outside the house the Congress Hall and folks ended up fanning him.”
Prof. Awhoi reported he confronted the former President on the make a difference but he laughed above it, stating “I ought to have squeezed them harder”.