Former President John Agyekum Kuffour has reacted to the passing of his arch-rival Jerry John Rawlings with a surprisingly glowing statement.
Kuffour and Rawlings had real political battles in the past but following his passing, Kuffour has paid tribute to Rawlings’ contributions to multiparty democracy in Ghana.
Kuffour released a statement to comment on J.J’s passing and paid his old rival some compliments.
The two statesmen battled for the Presidency in 1996 with Rawlings winning before Kuffour later returned to beat Atta Mills for the 2000 elections.
Despite having been in power for 20 years at the time, Rawlings reluctantly relinquished power to Kuffour which most observers agree is the moment Ghana’s democracy became firmly established.
Read Kuffour’s statement on Rawlings’ passing below…