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Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings (J.J.)

Date of Birth: 22/06/1947
Place of Birth: Accra, Gold Coast


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Parallel lines

Nana Rawlings’s campaign centres on her leadership of the 31 December Women’s Movement and her family’s standing: her husband and former President, Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings, is recognised as the founder of the NDC...


All for the sake of the party

The main challenger is Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, wife of Jerry John Rawlings...

The launch of the FONKAR campaign on 4 May was well attended and the crowd was brought to its feet by Jerry Rawlings’s promise to make another of his ‘boom’ speeches on 4 June, the anniversary of his 1979 coup d’état...

Jerry Rawlings has described these people as ‘traitors’; followers of the opposition NPP flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, are merely ‘enemies’...

Many believe FONKAR’s accusation that the Mills team has bought up local party leaders, by-passing the ‘foot soldiers’ (party cadres, local assembly members and party organisers) who formed the bedrock of the NDC’s electoral victories in 1992 and 1996, when Jerry Rawlings was its flagbearer...


Oil and optimism

Ex-President and party founder Jerry John Rawlings, who hand-picked his then Vice-President, John Atta Mills, as his successor in 1999, has been leading a campaign known as ‘You take your government and I’ll take my party...


Burning passions

A bizarre series of fires at government buildings has led to a whispering campaign reminiscent of the spate of brutal murders before the 2000 election campaign, which Flight Lieutenant (Retired) Jerry Rawlings had claimed were organised to damage the then National Democratic Congress (NDC) government...


Opening time at Osu Castle

Unlike his predecessors, muscular militarist Jerry John Rawlings or loftily aristocratic John Agyekum Kufuor, Mills enjoys sparring with journalists...


A new economic team emerges

His cousin, the long-term National Security Advisor Captain Kojo Tsikata, was once feared as an influence on the then President, Jerry John Rawlings, and still plays a discreet advisory role in government...


Obama's akwaaba moment

President Mills has tried to establish a leadership style distinct from the grandiosity of Kufuor and the bellicosity of his political mentor, Jerry Rawlings...


Akwaaba Obama

Bush in 2008, and William Jefferson Clinton in 1998 - have been little more than extended photo opportunities at the tail end of the governments of John Kufuor and Jerry John Rawlings...


The Mills grind slowly

Yet he faces friendly fire from members of his own party, cheered on by his former mentor, ex-President Jerry John Rawlings...


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