President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Ghanaian government and its people over the death of the country’s former President, Jerry Rawlings.
In a statement on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari affirmed that the entire African continent would sorely miss the sterling qualities of the great leader.
The news of former President Rawlings’ death emerged on Thursday. He is suspected to have died from COVID-19 complications at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana’s capital.
In his tribute, President Buhari believes the passion, discipline, and moral strength that the former Ghanaian leader employed to reposition his country over many years have continued to reverberate across the continent and beyond.
He noted, with commendation, the unique role Rawlings played in strengthening political institutions in Ghana and Africa, stimulating the economy for sustainable growth, and vocally championing the African cause by urging many leaders to work towards interdependency on the global stage, especially in areas of competitive advantage.