Buhari mourns Jerry Rawlings, says his death is great loss to Africa


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sent heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Ghana over the death of the country’s former President, Jerry Rawlings, 73, affirming that the entire African continent would sorely miss the great leader and his sterling qualities.

In a statement by Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, President Buhari said he believed the passion, discipline and moral strength that the former Ghanaian leader employed to reposition his country over many years would continue to reverberate across the Africancontinent and beyond.

The President reportedly noted with commendation, the unique role the former President played in strengthening political institutions in his country and Africa, stimulating the economy for sustainable growth, and vociferously championing the African cause by urging many leaders to work towards interdependency on the global stage, especially in areas of competitive advantage.

President Buhari joined family, friends and associates of the former Ghanaian leader in mourning over his departure, assuring that the ideas that Rawlings postulated, particularly for development in Africa, and his sacrifices in working in various countries as an envoy for peace and democracy would always be remembered.

The President prayed that the Almighty God would grant the Ghanaian leader eternal rest, and comfort all his loved ones.

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