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Jerry John Rawlings (J.J.)

Date of Birth: 22 June 1947
Place of Birth: Accra, Gold Coast


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Running mates

His father the late Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia was a founding member of the United Party from which the NPP was eventually created but accepted an appointment by Jerry Rawlings' government to become a member of the Council of State...


Presidents and lawyers

Even his opponents concede that Tsatsu Tsikata is a gifted lawyer whose ties with ex-President Jerry John Rawlings have kept him at the centre of Ghana's bitter political battles...


The departed return

The four left the NDC in protest at the way its founder ex-President Jerry John Rawlings personally chose Mills as his successor in the 2000 elections after which Mills lost to Kufuor...


Trouble at Mills's

The row over Mahama has exposed the battle for control of the NDC - between Mills and Nana and her ex-President husband Jerry John Rawlings...

Mahama is a northern Christian while Mould-Iddrisu a lawyer with the Commonwealth Secretariat is married to Alhaji Iddrisu Mahama a former Defence Minister and loyal aide to Jerry Rawlings throughout his 19 years as head of state in 1981-2001...


Jollies and jets

In the 2000 presidential elections the row over how former military leader Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings raised US$16 million for a 14-seat Gulfstream G11 jet may have cost Rawling's National Democratic Congress (NDC) the election...


Show time for the spooks

Poku's own politics are obscure: he has worked under several different regimes but went into exile after Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings organised his second coup on 31 December 1981...


Kingmakers and charlatans

Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings the NDC’s founder has kept uncharacteristically quiet giving Mills’s door-to-door campaign more credibility...


Any more business?

President John Agyekum Kufuor expressed doubts after his 2000 election victory about the terms of the deal his predecessor former President Jerry John Rawlings had agreed for a $16 mn...


Race to the top

The new Democratic Freedom Party formed by an NDC defector Obed Yao Asamoah also hopes to become a 'third force' and is said to be supported by NDC figures in the Volta and Greater Accra who want to reduce the influence of ex-President Jerry John Rawlings...


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