Why Kufuor gave Sam George a knock
Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George,
has revealed that he wanted to enter the Army after leaving the
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
in 2005 to topple the then Kufuor administration.
He told 3FM on Wednesday, May 26 that he felt Mr Kufuor was
maltreating former President Jerry John Rawlings at the time,
hence wanted to overthrow the administration.
Sharing his life story on the show, he said, among other things,
that “while in KNUST, I joined the university cadet
and I became the master for the cadet.
“My plan was to go into the Army. There were four of us who bought
our forms together, the other three are all senior Majors now,
one or two of them should become Lieutenant Colonel by the
end of this year if everything goes right.
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“You may have been calling me Major Sam and not Honorable Sam.”
He added: “My mother cried and said no, I won’t go into the
military because at that time I was quite young. When I was leaving
the university I was 20 years and my dream was to go into the Army and
stage a coup because I didn’t like President Kufuor that much at the time.
“I thought he was maltreating Rawlings.”
Asked whether that desire to topple a government has changed, he answered:
“The other day I said this to President Kufuor about
two years ago when I met with him.
“I said to him that Dad, look at me and you sitting in your house and coming
to you for advice. President Kufuor has been a very good person to me.
“He asked why? And I said when I was leaving the university in 2005,
I wanted to enter the army and stage a coup and take you out because of
the way you were treating Rawlings. That was when he had withdrawn
Rawlings’ privileges. He drew me closer to him and gave me a knock.”