Rare photo of Rawlings in jail pops up

Rare photo of Rawlings in jail pops up

- A photo of Jerry Rawlings while in prison as a young political activist is out

- The photo give a throwback on the ex-military leader;’s political life

- Rawlings has been respected for opening democratic rule in Ghana

History has an interesting way of bringing back memories and even teaching us of events that took place that we never knew about in the first place especially within the tenure of the former president of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings.

YEN.com.gh has a rare photo of Jerry Rawlings who had once spent some time in jail during the times when a coup attempt by the ex-military leader failed.

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After earning the most respected title of Flight Lieutenant in April 1978, Jerry Rawlings started raising serious concerns about the level of corruption and injustice of the Supreme Military Council (SMC).

In 1979, ex president Rawlings, stood before a court somewhere Accra as he was being charged with leading some junior officers and enlisted men of the Ghanaian Armed Forces on May 15, 1979 to overthrow the government.

There was strong public reaction, especially after his statement had been read in court, explaining the social injustices that had prompted him to act. The ranks of the Armed Forces, in particular, expressed deep sympathy with his stated aims.

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Jerry Rawlings, for some reasons, succeeded in transitioning Ghana from military rule to democratic governance - a move which has seen many both far and near respect the former military leader for his tenacity to subject himself to being voted for or against by the people of Ghana.

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