It is crystal clear that a very big oak tree has fallen in the Republic of Ghana and the whole country is in a state of utter Shock, confused and overly amused.
Mediaghananews.com reported about two hours ago that the first President of Ghana’s fourth Republic His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has passed away.
The President of the Republic of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has released a statement on behalf of the Government and People of Ghana confirming his demise, sympathizing with his wife Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings,his children, immediate family, friends and the good people of the Republic of Ghana.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ordered that all the country’s flags should fly at half mast in honor and respect of Jerry John Rawlings. He’s also declared a week state of mourning for him too. Both the President and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia have put their campaigns on hold. The Flagbearer and leader of the National Democratic Congress, former President John Dramani Mahama has also put his campaign tour on hold.
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