My husband sacrificed everything for Ghana - Former first lady Fulera Limann

My husband sacrificed everything for Ghana - Former first lady Fulera Limann

- Fulera Limann, the wife of former Ghana President Dr. Hilla Limann, has paid tribute to her late husband

- During an anniversary celebration, she described him as a man who sacrificed everything for Ghana

- Dr. Limann was overthrown in 1981 by Jerry John Rawlings

According to Fulera Limann, wife of Dr. Limann, the former leader was patriotic and committed to Ghana always which superseded his personal interests.

She said her husband was so devoted to overturning the fortunes of the country that, he sometimes acted to the detriment of his own family.

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Mrs. Limann said this during the 40th anniversary of the presidency of Dr. Hilla Limann at the University of Ghana.

She said she initially wasn’t enthused about her husband’s idea of going into politics, but eventually had to back him after realising he only wanted to serve his country.

He said his ideology was Ghana because I was surprised when he told me he was going to do politics,” she disclosed.

“Where he was, we were okay, and as I said, politics in Ghana was mostly coup so what was the point? But he said the way the nation was going, people must sacrifice to serve the nation. Hilla Limann was a hardworking person and knew the problems of the nation.”

Dr. Limann was Ghana’s president in the 3rd republic, but his reign lasted for just two years before he was overthrown.

The coup which led to Dr. Limann’s overthrow was led by Jerry John Rawlings on December 31, 1981.

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Meanwhile, daughter of the late President, Dr. Zilla Limann, believes her father needs to be celebrated more for his selfless ideologies.

Recognition is coming and that is good but in terms of people knowing exactly what he did and what he stood for I think there is still a lot to be done,” she said. 

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