- General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong's daughter, Nana Serwaa Acheampong has reacted to the news of the death of former President J.J. Rawlings
-Even though the sudden passing of Rawlings would sadden her, she felt cheated
- According to her, Rawlings had a very easy and comfortable death
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The death of former president Jerry John Rawlings sent chills down the spines of many Ghanaians as they could not fathom how a healthy looking man could suddenly die.
For most people, the death of the former statesman is a great loss to the country as most individuals believed he needed to live a bit longer.
YEN .com.gh reported that Rawlings passed away at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital in the early hours of Thursday, November 12, 2020.
Reports have indicated that he must have passed away from complications of COVID-19 on Thursday morning, November 12, 2020.
As there are always two sides to a coin, there definitely are people who are genuinely pleased about the death of Rawlings.
The daughter of Ghana’s former military head, Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, who ruled over Ghana from 1972-1978 through a military takeover, Nana Serwaa Acheampong is somehow happy about the death of Rawlings
Although the death of the much revered statesman is shocking, Serwaa said she felt cheated by the simple death of JJ Rawlings.
In a report filed by Celebritiesbuzz, according to her, his death was too easy and comfortable as compared to how he took the life of her father by firing squad when she was just 6 years old.
She added that the Rawlings never acknowledged the pain he caused them, and never said sorry for their loss or showed remorse for taking the life of her father.
Rawlings is dead, to me his death was too easy, too comfortable, unlike the death he gave my father and countless others.
Now he’s dead, and somehow I feel robbed, cheated because unlike my father, Rawlings’ death was too easy, too comfortable probably," she said.
In 1978, General Kutu Acheampong was accused of economic mismanagement and forced to resign by a group of army officers led by General Fred Akuffo.
In 1979, Rawlings was named as the new leader of Ghana under the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) which vowed to to hold to account those it considered responsible for Ghana’s economic woes and proceeded with what it described as a ‘House Cleaning’ operation
Unfortunately, Acheampong was shot by firing squad two days before the scheduled elections to return Ghana to civilian rule.
In a related news, Akwasi Amanwka Akoto Afrifa, a son of General Akwasi Amankwa Afrifa, reacted to the death of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Following the news, Akoto Afrifa whose father was one of the eight army generals who were executed by Rawlings and his Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) in the June 4 Uprising in 1979, has spared no feelings.
In a series of posts on Facebook, General Afrifa's has expressed joy at the death of the former president.
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