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Did you know that some Ghanaian military soldiers wanted to overturn Jerry John Rawlings?

Did you know that on 19th June 1983, Jerry John Rawlings was the Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) and because of that his own friends who help him to become the Chairman of the (PNDC) later wanted to overturn him. In this section below you are going to find out the resion why some Ghanaian military soldiers wanted to overturn Jerry John Rawlings In 1983.

On 19th June 1983 a group of dissatisfied soldiers led by a close ally of then Chairman Rawlings tried to represent a Coup d'etat against the (PNDC) Government because they believed Jerry John Rawlings was preaching chastity and applying vice. The disaffected soldiers were led by Lance Corporal Carlos Halidu Giwa, Sergeant Abdul Malik who was the Southern Command of the Ghana Army. Daniel Alolga Akata Pore was also among them. He was a member of the (PNDC) Government which ruled Ghana following the military coup d'etat in the year 1981. 

He was arrested along with other people including Kwame Pianim, Tata Ofosu and the editor of the June Four Movement's paper The Worker's Banner in the year 1982 following the capture the part of Gondar Barracks, Burma Camp in a bungled coup attempt. 

He prevailed in clench until 19th June 1983, when he was among of those who escapes from grip during another coup attempt led by Sergeant Abdul Malik and Corporal Carlos Halidu Giwa.

He was then deported in London, United Kingdom, following his flight.

In the year 19th June 1983, prison escapees with the help of Ghanaian soldiers stationed at Togo infiltrated Ghana, fought their way into the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and herald the tumbling of the Rawlings led PNDC Government. A brace hours later, a PNDC loyal forces led by then Captain Courage Quashiga fought their way back into the studios of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to announced that the Coup d'etat has been thwarted. Later on Corporal Carlos Halidu Giwa and Sergeant Abdul Malik run away from the country. But later on both of them were fund and were killed. Please watch the full video below.

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Abdul Malik Carlos Halidu Daniel Alolga Akata Pore Ghanaian Jerry John Rawlings


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