After burying his mother a couple of weeks ago, Former President, Jerry John Rawlings has also passed on to glory on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illment.
The news of his demise has come has a shock to many and has also received public outcry.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
About Jerry John Rawlings
Jerry John Rawlings was born June 22, 1947.
He was a former military leader and subsequent politician who ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001 and also a brief period in 1979.
He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.
Rawlings initially came to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d’état in 1979.
Prior to that, he led an unsuccessful coup attempt against the ruling military government on 15 May 1979, just five weeks before scheduled democratic elections were due to take place.
After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took back control of the country on 31 December 1981 as the Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC).