by michael eli dokosi/www.blakkpepper.com/Ghana
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.
On behalf of the government and people of the Republic of Liberia, and in my own name, I wish to convey deepest and profound sympathy to the government and people of Ghana, the Rawlings family and the entire Africa for the death of a great statesman, Former President….. pic.twitter.com/HoGxb1owRP— George Weah (@GeorgeWeahOff) November 12, 2020
President George Weah wrote his immense contribution to the attainment and sustainment of peace was critical.
Africa has lost one of her greatest heroes former PRESIDENT JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS (aka Junior Jesus). For me, he was my personal inspiration… May his soul Rest in Peace… pic.twitter.com/AMIYLmzYx3— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) November 12, 2020
Nigerian journalist Dele Momodu tweeted Africa has lost one of her greatest heroes.
C'est avec tristesse que j'ai appris le décès de l'ancien Président du Ghana John Jerry Rawlings.— Roch KABORE (@rochkaborepf) November 12, 2020
Avec sa disparition, l'Afrique perd un panafricaniste et le Ghana un homme de conviction, un patriote qui a su remettre son pays sur le chemin de la croissance et de la démocratie.RK
Burkinabe President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré tweeted Ghana has lost a patriot who put the country back on the path of growth.
I am sad to learn of the demise of President Jerry Rawlings,— PLO Lumumba (@ProfPLOLumumba) November 12, 2020
a good friend and great man.
Let us honour him by emulating his courage and candour.
JJ,Old Soldiers never die.
~Prof. PLO Lumumba pic.twitter.com/7oTHdqwKkS
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.
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. pic.twitter.com/8nsU0OlCiU— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) November 12, 2020