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Columnist: Sarpong, Justice

Wikileaks- The Rawlingses' Marriage On The Rocks

Sarpong, Justice

"¶3. (C) THE PRIVATE PERSONA: AMBASSADOR PRINCEN'S WIFE CONCLUDED EMPHATICALLY THAT RAWLINGS IS A DRUG-USER. PERIODS OF HIGH-LEVEL ENERGIZING WERE FOLLOWED BY RAWLINGS' DISAPPEARANCE FOR THIRTY MINUTES, AND UPON HIS RETURN HE WAS SUBDUED AND EVEN MELLOW. HE PERSPIRED PROFUSELY AT SHORT NOTICE, AND CONSUMED LARGE QUANTITIES OF NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS. PRINCEN REINFORCED MY OWN IMPRESSION THAT RAWLINGS' ATTENTION SPAN HAS SHORTENED OF LATE."

The wikileak reports about Rawlings drug use didn't come as a shock to me as that bit of information is already in the public domain.Rawlings is a known drug user who hallucinates when he is on drug binges and climb trees refusing to get back down, that is not a secret What has not been commented on or might have escaped the prying eyes of the public is what the Ambassador said about the Rawlingses' marriage.

Some people might not like why I am picking on the Rawlingses and their marriage problems since every family has problems in their marriage. I do agree but the Rawlingses are public figures and Nana Konadu recent complaints about how the government has neglected to build them a new house does not sit well with me when this woman spent more money that could have built them a house in her Quixotic Presidential ambition even if they do not want to stay at their East Legon 2 million dollar mansion.

Let anybody tell me if the Rawlingses have not found a convenient way to hide their divorce from the public by using this sophomoric excuse of not having a place they can stay together. The fact of the matter is that, the Rawlingses are a seperated couple and the Ridge residence inferno is a convenient excuse or a ruse to hide this seperation because of their crave for power. What is keeping them away from staying together at their completed mansion at East Legon? Is that house a Museleoum?

"BUT THE PRINCENS FOUND THE PRESIDENT OPEN, INDULGENT TOWARDS HIS CHILDREN, AND EXTREMELY DEFERENTIAL - EVEN OBSEQUIOUS - TOWARDS HIS SPOUSE. THE TENOR OF THEIR CONVERSATION REINFORCED THE WIDESPREAD IMPRESSION THAT THEY SEE EACH OTHER ONLY IN PUBLIC OR IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS RETREAT TO LAKE VOLTA."

Waow!!. I have been saying for the longest of time that, there seems to be something wrong about Rawlingses marriage even standing afar and observing what is going on. I believe this marriage has been deterriorating since Rawlings relinquished the Presidency. The way their house burnt down during the valentine day in 2010 is very suspicious indeed. Why did the house burn down on valentine day of all the days in the year? Was Konadu sending a message that their marriage was in flames?

I believe the valentine day inferno at their Ridge residence was intentionally set because Konadu was miffed 'Dr' J.J Rawlings was couping up with a young 'tender roni' at their Sogakope mansion whilst Konadu Rawlings has to tend to their youngest daughter. Yaa Asantewaa alone during a time couples and lovers are supposed to spend their time together.

Secondly, my amateurish forensic studies gave me an insight about how Nana Konadu faked about this fire. Nana Konadu and her daughter came out of the burning fire dressed up and not in their night gowns around 3:30AM. How many people go to sleep dressed up or have the time to dress when they are running away from a fire inferno? The only answer is that, this fire was deliberately set and the Ghana fire service lack the cojones to say so that is why it issued a report saying it cannot determine the source of the fire.

One can even stand afar and look at the tepid support Rawlings gave his wife Presidential ambition. The only thing keeping this couple in a semblance of being togther is their hatred towards the Mills Presidency. The family is even divided with the oldest daughter and Rawlings son on Rawlings side whilst the middle children, Amina and Yaa Asantewah are on Konadu's side.

What is the meaning of this?

"THE TENOR OF THEIR CONVERSATION REINFORCED THE WIDESPREAD IMPRESSION THAT THEY SEE EACH OTHER ONLY IN PUBLIC OR IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS RETREAT TO LAKE VOLTA."

"Widespread impression that they see each other only in public."? Where did the Ambassador get this widespread impression from? From the diplomatic community or from the NDC blabbermouths who were trouping in and out of the offices of the Embassies Row? Did Baba Jamal who divulge the Mills health consition also told some Embassies about the Rawlingses marriage problems?

GOING BACK TO THE INFERNO AT RIDGE MEMORY LANE

I have my own theory as what really did happen and this is just an opinion which I am entitled to. What was former President Rawlings doing at his mansion at Wume in Volta Region on a day lovers, husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends are supposed to be together? Couldn't he and his lovely wife, Yaa beauty have gone to Vume together and innoculate the children against whatever diseaqse 'Dr Rawlings' was innoculating the children against? Was Yaa beauty angry at her husband in leaving her alone in that mansion to spend valentine day alone while 'Dr Rawlings' was doing extra-curricular activities in Vume instead of doing his husbandry duties at the Ridge residence?

The fire was supposed to have started around 3:00AM when most People would be soundly asleep especially on a rainy early morning like this but thank God everybody in that house got away without any injuries or anybody losing their life. One thing is for sure, according to an eyewitness account, Rawlings bulletproof cars were busily being moved away when the Police and the fire service arrived, what else was moved before this suspicious fire started? Yaa Beauty was miffed because she suspected his 'elevator Eye' husband of shacking up with a young beauty at Vume while she was left to take care of the Rawlings dogs and babysit beautiful Yaa Asantewah while Papa Jerry was humping away at his mansion in Wume.

As a woman scorned on this very important day for lovers, Yaa Beauty decided to do something drastic to get 'Dr Rawlings' back to her arms and nothing was going to stand in her way. Yaa Beauty achieved her heart desire and "Dr Rawlings" after hearing about his house on fire was back to Yaa Beauty's arms within two hours and VALENTINE DAY SAVED in the Rawlings household.

Am I happy 'Dr Rawlings' lost his house and possessions? Not at all but if anybody in Ghana can come out of this devastating loss and still endure, Dr Rawlings with his bevy of rich friends and politically connected to the present administration can survive this loss. He already have houses in Vume, East Legon, Tema, the mansion he built for his mother and another house at Akosombo, Papa Jerry would be fine. Already the government is busy looking for a 'proper' accomodation for this Panjandrum and I would not be surprised if he is not already ensconced at the SWISS house.

Justice Sarpong

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