Jerry Rawlings is dead

Politics

Former Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings is dead. He died of complications arising from covid 19.

He came to power in 1979 as a Flight Lieutenant in the Ghanaian Airforce and executed three former Heads of State for corruption. He handed over power to Hilla Liman after three months of being in power and was retired from the Airforce by the new administration.

He overthrew Liman in 1981 and ruled as a civilian dictator for eleven years until he decided to democratize the country in 1992 which he won and the re-election in 1996 under the banner of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

He is survived by former First Lady, Nana Konadu Rawlings and four children.

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