The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Atta-Mills Institute, Koku Anyidoho, has revealed that the late President John Evans Atta Mills warned him never to speak against former President Jerry John Rawlings.
According to him, many have misconstrued his nickname ‘The Bull’ to mean he is an uncouth and loud person, who can be used for their own selfish purposes but that is far from the truth.
Sharing the memory on Happy FM, he noted that in his position as the Head of Communications at the Presidency during the tenure of the late President Atta Mills, he was approached by someone from the party to attack former President Rawlings verbally.
He noted that because of the father and son relationship he had with the late president, he informed him about the incident and this was the advice he received: “When I went to the president and told him so and so person says I should go after Rawlings, the President exclaimed, herh!! Koku, sit down. And he said, Koku, never, never, never insult Rawlings in your life.”
He mentioned that the late president repeated his advice and warned him never to insult Mr Rawlings as the person who made the request of him (Koku) was trying to trap and destroy his political career.
“After his death, I was approached by the office of former President Rawlings. When the approach came and I got close to former President Rawlings, I actually told him this story and what the late President Mills said to me,” he added.