Davido mourns late Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings
Afrobeat singer David Adeleke, Davido mourn late Ghanaian military and democratic leader Jerry Rawlings after the former politician passed on today Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana as a result of COVID-19 complications.
Rawlings, who led Ghana as a military ruler between 1981-1992 and then democratically elected president of Ghana until 2001.
Rawlings, staged a coup in the West Africa country as a revolutionary in May, 1979, just over a week before the returns of democracy in the country.
Following the failed coup, the former president was arrested, court-martialed, and sentenced to death.
Rawling briefly handover power to a civilian government before he rose to become the chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) in 1981.
He then resigned from the military, founded the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and became the first president of the Fourth Republic.
He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years. After two terms in office, the limit according to the Ghanaian constitution, Rawlings endorsed his vice-president John Atta Mills as a presidential candidate in 2000.
He was born on June 22, 1947.