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Rawlings' demise came as a thunderclap to me - Kufuor

Previous President John Agyekum-Kufuor has said history would give the late President Jerry John Rawlings a reasonable spot in the records of Ghana. 

As per Mr. Kufuor, despite the fact that he and the late President disagreed on "numerous issues of state" he felt that the late President "was attempting to do the best he knew and could, under his unconventional conditions." 

An assertion gave by the previous President on Friday, 13 November 2020 stated: "My better half, Theresa, and I are profoundly disheartened by the death of previous President Jerry John Rawlings, whose inconvenient passing announced yesterday came as a thunderclap to us and our youngsters." 

He noticed that: "President Rawlings was the longest-serving head of state since our country's autonomy in 1957. At the point when the opportunity arrived for him to venture down as President on 7 January 2001, he obliged and clearly attempted to contain whatever qualms about me and my administration that succeeded him and his administration, inside the limits of the public constitution of 1992. 

"In such manner, whatever questions endured about his promise to popularity based standard, became lessened and acquired him a tradition of adding to the food of vote based administration of our nation till his death." 

The assertion proceeded: "History would give him a decent spot in the archives of our country. 

"We're left presently to grieve him and furthermore express our genuine sympathies to his widow Mrs. Nana Konadu Agemang-Rawlings, their kids, and the bigger family." 

Then, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has coordinated that all public banners fly at half-pole for the following seven days in all pieces of the nation, following the downfall of previous President Jerry John Rawlings. 

Mr. Akufo-Addo has additionally pronounced seven days of public grieving from Friday, 13 November to Frida20 November to pay tribute to the memory of Mr. Rawlings. 

The "public authority will work intimately with the group of President Rawlings on the game plan for a fitting state burial service for the late president and will keep the country educated in like manner", Nana Akufo-Addo said in an assertion. 

Mr. Rawlings died Thursday morning at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. 

He was 73 years of age.

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