Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has cautioned countries fighting for political change in the Middle East to guard against exchanging freedom for bondage. In a statement he issued in Accra at the weekend, ex President Rawlings said: 93My advice or caution to the Libyan people is that, let us hope in your fight for your freedom you will not end up trading one form of freedom for another.”

He said: “Amongst the nations coming to your rescue are the genuine believers of freedom, downright opportunists and crass mercenaries.”

To the Egyptian transitional military government he said, 93you owe it a duty to your people not to betray the revolution. You have a duty and a responsibility to set in motion the quest for accountability, transparency and integrity in governance”.

“The peaceful revolution as we saw in Egypt must be protected and nurtured until it becomes a shining example of the creative energy of an empowered people,” President Rawlings said.

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