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by michael eli dokosi/

With grief stricken Ghanaians coming to terms with the demise of former President, Jerry John Rawlings, international figures have also paid tribute to the fallen national figure.

Rawlings is Ghana’s longest-serving President. He is also the country’s first President in the Fourth Republic.

President George Weah wrote his immense contribution to the attainment and sustainment of peace was critical.

Nigerian journalist Dele Momodu tweeted Africa has lost one of her greatest heroes.

Burkinabe President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré tweeted Ghana has lost a patriot who put the country back on the path of growth.

A former Director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba called on others to honour Rawlings by emulating his courage and candour.

A former Vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar said Rawlings still stood for African unity and renaissance even after he left office in 2001.