Obasanjo says Jerry Rawlings was passionate about leadership

Obasanjo says Jerry Rawlings was passionate about leadership

- Olusegun Obasanjo has consoled the president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo over the death of Jerry Rawlings

- The former Nigerian president said Rawlings' leadership style was exemplary

- Obasanjo stated that the late ex-Ghanaian president made huge contributions to his home country and the rest of Africa

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A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo has sent a condolence message to the people of Ghana over the death of Jerry Rawlings, an ex-president of the country.

Obasanjo in a letter to the president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo said Rawlings will be missed for his exemplary leadership across Africa.

Obasanjo reacts to death of former Ghanaian president Rawlings
Obasanjo said Jerry Rawlings was passionate about good rulership. Credits: This Day/Nairland Forum
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According to a statement from his special assistant on media, Kehinde Akinyemi on Thursday, November 12, Obasanjo praised the former leader for the contributions he made to governance.

He said:

"President Rawlings will be missed for his exemplary leadership across Africa but particularly for his contribution to nation-building in the Republic of Ghana where he served, first as the Military Head of State of the country from 1981 to 1992 and later as a democratically-elected President from 1992-2000.

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"Like many of his contemporaries too, former President Rawlings provided the much-needed leadership and direction which impacted positively on the social stability and democratic progress recorded thus far in Ghana.
A quintessential patriot and courageous leader, he will be remembered for his critical role in the evolvement of modern democratic Ghana."

The former leader said he found Rawlings as a reliable friend, ally, and confidant when they both worked together at the African Union (AU).

He stated that the late Ghanaian president was passionate about peace, security, and leadership issues in Africa.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian online community is currently buzzing with reactions following the tragic death of Jerry John Rawlings, Ghana's former president.

The 73-year-old died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Accra, the capital of Ghana following his admission to the hospital for an undisclosed illness.

He was confirmed dead on Thursday, November 12, at the hospital where he had been admitted a week ago.

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