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Buhari Pays Tribute To Rawlings, Says He Played Important Role In Strengthening Africa, Ghana



Jerry Rawlings, Ex-President of Ghana


President Muhammadu Buhari has condoned the government and people of Ghana on the demise of the nation’s former President, Jerry John Rawlings, noting that he played important role in strengthening Ghana and Africa.

that sends heartfelt condolences to government and people of Ghana over passing of the country’s former President,

Buhari observed that Rawlings, who died at 73 over complications related to COVID-19 pandemic, the entire African continent will sorely miss the sterling qualities of the great leader.

President Buhari believes the passion, discipline and moral strength that the former Ghanaian leader employed to reposition his country over many years continue to reverberate across the continent and beyond, according to a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity).

The President notes, with commendation, the unique role the former President played in strengthening political institutions in his country and Africa, stimulating the economy for sustainable growth, and vociferously championing the African cause by urging many leaders to work towards interdependency on the global stage, especially in areas of competitive advantage.

President Buhari joined family, friends and associates of the former Ghanaian leader in mourning his departure, assuring that the ideas that Rawlings postulated, particularly for development in Africa, and his sacrifices in working in various countries as an envoy for peace and democracy will always be remembered.

The President prays that the almighty God will grant the Ghanaian leader eternal rest, and comfort all his loved ones.

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