Rawlings's funeral: 25 sad photos from ongoing state event stirs emotions in Ghanaians

Rawlings's funeral: 25 sad photos from ongoing state event stirs emotions in Ghanaians

The nationally-televised state funeral for former president Jerry John Rawlings is still ongoing at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) in the heart of Accra.

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Currently, the mortal remains of the former Ghanaian leader is still laying in state for public viewing which has attracted thousands of Ghanaians to the venue.

There has been a number of major happenings in connection with the state funeral ever since it started on Sunday, January 24, 2021, with a requiem mass at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra.

Among the many attendees of the mass were top government officials including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Bawumia, Speaker of Parliament Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, and former president John Dramani Mahama.

Rawlings's funeral: 25 sad photos from ongoing state event stirs emotions in Ghanaians

Rawlings's funeral: 25 sad photos from ongoing state event stirs emotions in Ghanaians
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The body of the former president is still in the lobby of AICC amid full military guard while the Ghanaians pay their last respects to the former president and founder of the National Democratic Congress.

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Today, YEN.com.gh brings you some photos from the ongoing state funeral which would stir emotions in you.

In a related development, a 52-year-old woman who claims to be called Abigail Rawlings has said that she is the daughter of late former president of Ghana Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings.

In a new video sighted on YouTube, the mature woman spoke passionately about her being the child of the late former president of Ghana.

She said her mother is a Togolese who has passed away, but before her death, told her daughter that Rawlings was her father.

YEN.com.gh also reported about a new video of how the family of late former president of Ghana Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings received his body on the first day of his funeral.

In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh on Instagram, the mortal remains of the former head of state was brought into the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).

Video of how late Rawlings was brought into AICC amid military guard pops up

The former president's body was accompanied by heavy military guards who were dressed in full military regalia as is custom of such an August occasion.

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