SHOCKING NEWS: Former president, JJ Rawlings is dead

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Saddning news reaching mchaymaker.com indicates that Former president Jerry John Rawlings born on June 22, 1947, has passed on Thursday morning, 12th November 2020

He is said to have died Thursday morning at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra after being on admission at Korle Bu for about a week for an undisclosed ailment.

The founding father of the National Democratic Congress is believed to have felt sick after his mother’s burial about three weeks ago.

As a former Ghanaian military leader and subsequent politician, Mr Rawlings led a military junta from 1981 until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana from January 7, 1993 to January 6, 2001.

Mr Rawlings initially came to power as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d’Γ©tat in 1979.

Prior to that, he led an unsuccessful coup attempt against the ruling military government on May 15, 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 December 31, 1981 as the Chairman of the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC).

In 1992, Mr Rawlings resigned from the military, founded the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and became the first President of the 4th Republic.

He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years.

After two terms in office, the limit according to the Ghanaian Constitution, Rawlings endorsed his vice-president John Atta Mills as presidential candidate in 2000.

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Source: Graphic.com

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