Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi says from his personal assessment of Jerry John Rawling during the 19 years they worked together; the latter did not appear deep ‘philosophically and ideologically.’
But the former Local Government Minister, believes the former president is nonetheless “a born leader”.
In his newly launched ‘Working with Rawlings’ book, he continued that Mr Rawlings has a charisma that charms anyone who encounters him.
Prof Ahwoi described his personality as “dominating, mesmerising and nearly hypnotising for first-time listeners and audiences”.
He, however, warns that getting to know him better reveals something else.
“He can be domineering, vindictive, and fearsome. The nearest analogy will be the Akan proverb about the bird “Santrofi” or nightjar, in English, belonging to the family Caprimulgidae which proverb states that “Santrofi amoma, wokye no a, w’akye mmusuo; wo gyae no a, w’agyae adee’ loosely translated as “the nightjar bird, if you catch it, you have caught a curse; if you let it go, you have let go of something precious”.
source: The New Crusading Guide Online