- Kweku Baako has reacted to the news of the death of former President Jerry John Rawlings
- In an interview, Baako has sent his condolences to the former president's family
- Baako also refused to speak on Rawlings legacy in a show of respect
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Veteran journalist Kweku Baako has reacted to the news of the death of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
The Managing Editor of The New Crusading Guide has expressed his condolences to the former president's family.
Rawlings was confirmed dead on Thursday, November 12, 2020, after reportedly being taken ill for a few days.
He had been on admission at the Korle-Bu Teaching receiving treatment and he is reported to have died from COVID-19 complications.
While alive, Rawlings and Baako were not the best of friends as the latter had been a staunch critic of the former president.
In an interview on Joy News on Thursday after the sad news went viral, Baako described Rawlings as a man with a very fine personality and was loved by all despite his strictness.
He stated that he never wished death on Rawlings despite their widely-known differences.
“No human being is to wish death even on his greatest enemy. All of us will move on and so I wish the family my sincerest condolences,” YEN.com.gh heard him say.
Speaking further, Baako refused to indulge in any analysis of Rawlings legacy as a Ghanaian leader saying it was not the right time for such an exercise.
Jerry John Rawlings was born June 22, 1947, and he celebrated his 73rd birthday recently with some lovely family photos.
Meanwhile, the office of J.J. Rawlings has released an official statement following the news of the former president's death.
In the statement signed by Rawlings' daughter, Zanetor, the family has asked for privacy in this difficult time.
The statement also indicated the funeral arrangements will be announced soon.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a number of Ghanaians have thronged his residence following the news of his death.
A video sighted from the house by YEN.com.gh shows a very sad and gloomy atmosphere
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