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June 4: ‘I would have done things differently 41 years ago’ – Boakye Gyan

Former Member of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC), Major Boakye-Djan (Rtd) has said although he would have joined the uprising again, he would have done things differently to avoid more bloodshed.

Major Boakye-Djan (Rtd), said the country is currently experiencing the start of a Christian tyranny of the majority rule and that the country risks being torn apart if Ghanaians do not wake up and do something about it.

Boakye Gyan who described the tyranny as “creeping” called on Ghanaians to wake up and bring it under control by organising a democratic audit of the young democracy Ghana is enjoying.

Major Boakye-Djan (Rtd) made this statement in commemoration of the 41st anniversary of the June 4th Revolution as he was one of the main architects of the uprising.

The June 4th Uprising in 1979 arose out of a combination of alleged corruption, bad governance, frustration among the general public, and lack of discipline and frustrations within the Ghanaian army.

It was sparked when the then military government of the Supreme Military Council (SMC II) of General F K. Akuffo put then flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings on public trial for attempting to overthrow the government on May 15th 1979.

This happened because Rawlings was a junior soldier in the Ghanaian Army who with other soldiers were refused to be given their salaries.

In an interview with Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, Major Boakye-Djan (Rtd), said he has both good and bad memories of the uprising and that he will never support an overthrow of a legitimate government.

Asked if he would have engaged in an uprising 41 years ago, Major Boakye-Djan (Rtd) said although he would have joined the uprising again, he would have done things differently to avoid more bloodshed.

Source: Atinka Online

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