Mensa Otabil prays for soul of Jerry Rawlings

Mensa Otabil prays for soul of Jerry Rawlings

- Dr. Mensa Otabil has prayed for the late Jerry John Rawlings

- The founder of ICGC led his congregation in prayer at church on Sunday

- Jerry Rawlings is believed to have died of Covid-19 complications

Founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Mensa Otabil, took time off his sermon on Sunday to pray for the family of the late former president, Flt. Lt. Jerry Rawlings.

Just at the beginning of his Sunday service, which was aired across all Television networks in Ghana, a sad-looking Mensa Otabil lamented that “last week never came with good news”. It was an atmosphere of prayers and tears as congregants joined in prayer for the late president.

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Mensa Otabil prays for soul of Jerry Rawlings

Mensa Otabil prays for soul of Jerry Rawlings
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The clergy has been on the receiving end of criticism from the late president who on various occasions has chided them for their contribution to corruption in the country.

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Already, thousands of tributes have been pouring in commiseration with the Rawlings family. The book of condolence will also open to the public at the Accra International Conference Center with the president and other diplomats expected in the early days of the week.

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Jerry Rawlings died after contracting the Coronavirus, The former president, according to medical officers suffered Covid-19 complications. His death also sparked various rumours over his widow contracting the virus - claims of which have been denied.

The Office of Former President Jerry John Rawlings says there will be no one-week ceremony held in his honour. The statement also talks about turning away visitors who show up without face masks.

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Source: Yen Ghana

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