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Let's keep cool heads, Mahama's comments should not provoke threats - Rawlings

By Mutala Yakubu
Rawlings and Mahama
Rawlings and Mahama

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has added his voice to the ongoing row between former President John Mahama and Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu's II camp.

Rawlings is asking all factions to keep a cool head and that the comments from John Mahama should not elicit or provoke an edict sounding threat.

In a post on Twitter Tuesday morning, Mr. Rawlings stated: "The Asantehene has made us proud with a highly educative address to the UN on the subject of Peace."

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To former President Rawlings, "comments by former President John Mahama on an aspect of the address shouldn't elicit or provoke an edict sounding threat."

"It is unwarranted and unnecessary. There's enough tension. Let's cool it and cool off," Mr. Rawlings tweeted.

Background

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu in a speech at the United Nations conference over the weekend made claims about his intervention in the 2016 General elections, persuading the losing candidate to accept defeat, a claim which has been vehemently denied by the NDC and the office of President Mahama.

The claims by the Asantehene was also met with some backlash from some section of the public, most NDC sympathizers.

The office of the former President denied the said persuasion and said the Asantehene's claims are not supported by the facts.

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