Rawlings had mood swings, close encounters with death - Victor Smith

Rawlings had mood swings, close encounters with death - Victor Smith

- Close aide to the Late Rawlings – Victor Smith – says he suffered mood swings

- In a tribute, Victor Smith also narrated the close encounters with death Rawlings had

- The Anlo family are requesting the body of the Rawlings be handed them for rituals

Victor Smith, a close aide of the late former president Rawlings has revealed in a tribute how Mr. Rawlings suffered mood swings and was misunderstood by his political allies and opponents.

In his tribute, Victor Smith explains that the Late Rawlings “had mood swings and was predictable sometimes.”

Another telling truth in the tribute was how Jerry Rawlings came close to various death experiences both as a Junta and democratic leader.

“He had some close encounters with ‘death’ at different times during his adult life until he retired from the high office of head of state.”

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Rawlings had mood swings, close encounters with death - Victor Smith

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Meanwhile, the Asafo groups and families of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings are demanding the release of his body to Anlo for the necessary rituals to be done before he is buried. The group petitioned the government through the Awadada of Anlo Torgbui Agbedi Awusu. They were led by their Spokesperson for the regent Torgbui Tamekloe, Mawuli Kplorfia.

If there is anything to know about Jerry Rawlings before his passing, it is the fact that he had some deep regrets.

General overseer of one of Ghana's largest Charismatic churches, Nicholas Duncan Williams has asked that the "deep regrets" of the late originator of the Fourth Republic be forgiven.

The relationship between the Late Former President and Nicholas Duncan Williams has been rich and much closer over the years from his Military rule through to the Fourth Republic.

From the firing of military officers to the jaw dropping killings and abduction of about 300 Ghanaians, the pastor explained the Late Former President shared various regretful experiences with him.

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Rawlings’ death has seen the clergy of Ghana bring in their tributes. 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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