BREAKING NEWS! Ghana's Ex-President JJ Rawlings dies

 Former Ghanaian President Jerry John Rawlings died Thursday morning in Accra, local media reported..

J J Rawlings

He is said to have been taken to the best hospital in the country, which is the  Teacher Corle Bou Hospital. Is in that hospital where the former president is passed on. May he perfect sole rest in peace..

Jerry Rawlings was hospitalized for about a week with an unknown illness. There are rumors saying that he died from complications of COVID-19, but this has not been confirmed.

A local online news outlet, Graphic Online, reported that Rawlings fell sick about three weeks ago after his mother's funeral.

A former Ghanaian military leader and later politician, Rawlings led the military junta from 1981 to 1992.

He then rules the country for two terms as a president democratically elected by the people's of Ghana, from 1993 to January 2002.

The late former president came to power after a coup in 1979 as an aviation lieutenant in the Ghanaian Air Force

Earlier, in 1979, just five weeks before planned democratic elections, he led a failed coup attempt against the ruling military government.

After first handing power to the civilian government, he regained control of the country on 31 December 1981 as chairman of the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC).

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

He was re-elected in 1996 for the next four years. Rawlings was 73 years old. when he died 😭 on 12 November 2020.

Rest in perfect peace. True Legend, we will forever remember you as one the great leader's of Mother Ghana. 

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