I joined my university cadet, after school I wanted to enter army to overthrow Kufuor’s gov’t – Sam George
Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Mr Samuel Nartey George has made a shocking revelation that has got tongues wagging.
The lawmaker said he wanted to join the army after exiting Kwame University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2005 to overthrow the then Kufuor government.
His reason being that, at the time he was in school, he felt former President Kufuor was maltreating the late ex-President Jerry John Rawlings.
He was speaking to Giovanni Caleb on the 3FM Drive on Wednesday May 26 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. You may have been calling me Major Sam and not Honourable Sam.”
He continued “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. 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 That was when he has withdrawn Rawlings’ privileges. He drew me closer to him and gave me a knock.”