Atiku mourns Jerry Rawlings, says he was an African giant
Former Vice-President of Nigeria and Waziri of Adamawa, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has, on Thursday, bewailed the death of a former president of Ghana, Jerry J. Rawlings.
Alhaji Abubakar, while lamenting Rawlings’ death, said that he was an African giant and played significant role in the restoration of that country.
He said: “Jerry Rawlings was an African giant.
“His tenure as leader of Ghana remains emblematic with the restoration of that country.
“Even after office, he stood tall for African unity and renaissance.”
Atiku recounted the role of Rawlings in the rebirth of his country and Africa at large, saying:
“He represented a generation of leaders who gave their all for the rebirth of his country and Africa at large.”
He, therefore, prayed “for a pleasant repose of his soul and console with the people of Ghana, his contemporaries and current leaders in Africa on the loss of a worthy patriot.”