SOCIAL MEDIA: Akufo-Addo Joins Millions To Mourn Late President Rawlings (Screenshots)
President Akufo-Addo has joined millions across the world to pour out their tribute to the family of the Late Former President Rawlings following the death of the former head of state.
In a statement signed by President Akufo-Addo and sighted by ThinkNews Online, it said "I conveyed the deep sympathies of Government and the people of Ghana to his wife, the former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, the children, and family of the late President in these difficult times"
President Akufo-Addo added that he has ordered for all national flags to fly at half-mast for the next seven (7) days in all parts of the country, and have declared seven days of national mourning from 13th November to Friday, 20th November,
He explained that the flying of half-mast is in honour of the memory of the former President Rawlings adding that he and the Vice President have suspended their political campaigns.
The U.S. Embassy in Ghana on Twitter said " The U.S. Embassy Ghana was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former President Jerry Rawlings this morning. Truly, a great tree has fallen. May he rest in perfect peace. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and to all of Ghana in this time of national mourning"
Former President Kufuor on Twitter also said "REST IN PEACE JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS"
The Running Mate of NDC, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang on Twitter said "I am truly saddened by the news of the passing of our Former President and NDC Founder, H.E. Jerry John Rawlings. This is a really bad day for our country and for many of us who he inspired greatly. I offer my profound condolences to his family, our party and a nation in grief"
Some celebrities also poured out their messages of condolence via their various social media handles.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith