- Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, wife of the former president has revealed that he suggested they elope to get married
- She said this happened when there seems to be opposition against their desire to be with each other
- Konadu said she refused Rawlings’ suggestion because her family meant everything to her and she did not want to leave them
- Fate eventually brought them together in a union that has lasted well over 40 years with four children until JJ’s death
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The wife of the late former president JJ Rawlings, Nana Konadu, has revealed that at the time they were dating, Rawlings wanted them to elope to get married.
There appeared to be opposition against the two wanting to be together as Konadu’s family would not agree.
In a bid to find solutions, Rawlings suggested to her that they flee to a faraway place from the family so that they could be together.
Konadu, however, would not agree to that suggestion as she desperately wanted to be with her family.
She made this revelation in a tribute read on her behalf by her daughter, Amina Rawlings, at the just-ended funeral.
“I recall you wanted us to elope and get married, again it did not sit well with me and so I said no,” that part of the tribute read.
As fate would have it, the two finally came together as husband and wife and produced four children together.
The children are Zanetor Rawlings, Amina Rawlings, Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings, and Kimathi Rawlings.
Meanwhile, Konadu also revealed that Rawlings was the first man she ever slept with and that he broke her virginity.
She disclosed this in her tribute to her late husband, stating she was a virgin until she met him.
She explained that she grew up with very strict parents, and so she remained that innocent until she met JJ.
Meanwhile, the funeral of the late former president, Jerry John Rawlings, has ended with some drama.
A video of a young man looking just like Rawlings has greatly surprised Ghanaians.
From head to toe, the way he walks, his mannerisms, and stature looks just like Rawlings.
This had led to the conclusion that the young man could be another son of the former president.
Also, a 52-year-old woman has claimed that she is the daughter of the former president.
Some people have believed this too as they say she looks like Rawlings mother following a photo that was released.
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