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What Atiku Said About Jerry Rawlings’ Death



What Atiku Said About Jerry Rawlings' Death

Former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the death of former Ghanaian president, Jerry Rawlings.

Naija News had reported earlier that the former Ghanaian president died on Thursday morning from suspected COVID-19 complications. Rawlings died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, the capital of Ghana.

Late Rawlings led the West African country first as a military ruler and then as a democratically elected president between 1981 and 2001.

Reacting to Rawlings’ death in a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, Atiku said: Jerry Rawlings was an African giant. His tenure as leader of Ghana remains emblematic with the restoration of that country. Even after office, he stood tall for African unity and renaissance.”

The former Nigerian Vice President and 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, said late Rawlings “represented a generation of leaders who gave their all for the rebirth of his country and Africa at large. I pray for a pleasant repose of his soul and console with the people of Ghana; his contemporaries and current leaders in Africa on the loss of a worthy patriot.