- Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has opened up about details of coups planned by her husband, former president Jerry John Rawlings
- According to her, she knew nothing about the planning and execution of the coups
- She added that she was only informed of the coups after they had occurred
Former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, has disclosed the role she played in some historic events in Ghana
Interacting with Paul Adom Otchere on this Good Evening Ghana show, she revealed that she played no role in the coups that were planned.
She explained that, in both instances, she was informed only after the acts had been committed.
Historical reports reveal that former president Jerry Rawlings, together with some military men planned a coup on May 15, 1979.
It however failed, and another one, executed on June 4, 1979, was successful, and led to the overthrow of General I. K. Acheampong.
Narrating the sequence of events as she recalled that she came back home from work to meet her husband with some military friends assembling “something”.
She heeded to their request to prepare a meal for them after which they left the house without giving her a hint of what they had planned to do.
After the failed attempt, Rawlings and his charges were arrested and imprisoned.
The June 4, 1979 coup happened after some colleagues of Rawlings broke into the prisons and released him.
A public broadcast announcing the takeover of leadership was done at Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to formally indicate a change of government.
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