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I told Rawlings that he would live beyond 100 years and he laughed out very loud – Gabby

Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko

A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Gabby Otchere-Darko has said he met the late former president of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings after the burial of his mother and told him he would live longer on earth just like his mother did.

But, he said Mr Rawlings laughed out very loud upon hearing the comment he made.

Gabby in a tweet to eulogize the Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said “A few weeks ago, when I visited him with some family members to express our sympathies over the passing of his mother, I said to President Rawlings, it looks like the world will have to ‘endure’ you for sometime, considering your mum lived beyond 100. He laughed out loud. RIP.”

Mr Rawlings died at the Kolre Bu Teaching Hospital on Thursday, November 12 after suffering a short illness.

He was 73 years.

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said history will definitely give the late former president Jerry John Rawlings a balanced place in Ghana.

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In a statement reacting to the news of his death on Friday, November 13, his successor, Mr Kufuor said: “My wife Theresa and I are deeply saddened by the passing of former president Jerry John Rawlings whose untimely death reported yesterday came as a thunderbolt to us and our children.

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