The Eastern regional government spoke person and member of the New Patriotic Party ( NPP ) in the Atiwa East constituency, Mr. Isaac Anokye has described the late former president Jerry John Rawlings as God Sent to Ghana.
Mr. Anokye explain that, the possibility of a military coup d’etat could not be discounted, especially if a regime perceived as hostile was to be elected in 2000. This was a time when Rawlings could not constitutionally run for president again.
But, even then, it was difficult imagine Ghana going back to the status quo ente. Instead, it seemed more likely that there would be an extended period- where both government and state exhibited mixed characteristics of both democracy and authoritarianism.
Today in 2020, Ghana is blessed to enjoy democracy due the secrifice of flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings.
He said, Rawlings election as president showed signs that Ghana was consolidating as a liberal democracy.
Mr. Isaac Anokye made this remarks on Nkawkaw based radio station Okwawu FM’s weekend political show dubbed. ” Nea Wo Nim” hosted by Mr. Obeng.
Jerry John Rawlings died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital at the age of 73. On November 12, 2020, after a short illness. He was burried on January 27th, 2021 at the new military cemetary in Accra.