ABUJA, Nigeria – Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the death of a former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings as a great loss to Africa.
The former president died on Thursday at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
Rawlings led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the elected President of Ghana.
Reacting, Atiku in a tweet via his Twitter account on Thursday said the deceased was an African giant whose tenure as leader of Ghana remains emblematic with the restoration of that country.
“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.
“He represented a generation of leaders who gave their all for the rebirth of his country and Africa at large.
“I pray 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,” he said