Being president wasn’t fun - Rawlings

Being president wasn’t fun - Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings says he didn’t really enjoy his tenure in office as president and does not miss being president anymore.

According to him he stayed on however, because he wanted to stabilise the country. The founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who marks his 69th birthday today, Wednesday, June 22, told Starr FM.

… It was a very tasking situation for all of us…some of us didn’t enjoy being in office…but we had to work hard and after 10 years of that kind of work during the revolution period you want to break along but you are forced to come back because you can see foolish promises are being made in the air so you stay on to help consolidate,” the former president said.

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The former military ruler also urged Ghanaians to ensure that the November 7 presidential and parliamentary elections are conducted in a peaceful atmosphere.

Flight Lieutenant, Jerry John Rawlings ( RTD.) was born June 22,1947. He was Head of State and first President of Ghana of the 4th Republic from 1993 to 2001.

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