Jerry Rawlings, 73 who ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001 is reportedly dead.
According to reports, he died on Thursday, November 11 from complications of COVID19 at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana.
During his regime, He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected president of Ghana. When he didnt succeed, he was imprisoned, publicly court-martialed, and sentenced to death.
After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took back control of the country on 31 December 1981 as the chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC). He then resigned from the military, founded the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and became the first president of the Fourth Republic.
In 1996, he was re-elected for four more years, After two terms in office, he endorsed his vice-president John Atta Mills as a presidential candidate in 2000.