Jerry John Rawlings

Jerry John Rawlings (22 June 1947 – 12 November 2020) was a Ghanaian military officer and politician who led the country from 1981 to 2001 and also for a brief period in 1979. He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana. Rawlings initially came to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d'état in 1979. Prior to that, he led an unsuccessful coup attempt against the ruling military government on 15 May 1979, just five weeks before scheduled democratic elections were due to take place. After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took back control of the country on 31 December 1981 as the Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC). In 1992, Rawlings resigned from the military, founded the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and became the first President of the Fourth Republic. He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years. After two terms in office, the limit according to the Ghanaian Constitution, Rawlings endorsed his vice-president John Atta Mills as presidential candidate in 2000.
Rawlings congratulates Yaa Naa, people of Dagbon
Rawlings denies formation of new political party
UN, Rawlings damn journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale’s murder
Ahmed's killers must be found - JJ Rawlings
Rawlings celebrates Gbagbo’s acquittal by the ICC
Enquire why Special Prosecutor isn’t working — Rawlings
What’s holding Martin Amidu from chasing the criminals? Asks Rawlings
Rawlings rebukes US for threats to withdraw from nuclear treaty
Rawlings: Weed out corruption, indiscipline for true development in Ghana
Rawlings to support Catholic Church on National Cathedral
Rawlings and Mahama disclose concerns on National Cathedral to Duncan Williams
J.J Rawlings on trial again - In a December 31 musical
Rawlings commends Kojo Yankah
Rawlings commends Kojo Yankah for The Trial of JJ Rawlings
Rawlings advocates community vigilantes to fight filth - Commends Zoomlion
Rawlings asks for ‘community vigilantism’ to fight insanitary conditions
Rawlings raises concern over NDC high filing fees
NDC flag bearer aspirants petition Rawlings on ‘high filing fee‘
Rawlings commends Miss Universe-Ghana for developing talents of young women
Rawlings pats Mrs Rawlings on book launch, hints of his own
Rawlings: No Voltarian in frontline NDC leadership 'disturbing'
Zanetor Rawlings on running mate debate: 'I'm willing to support NDC in whatever capacity'
’Listen to your voice’ - Rawlings to NDC delegates
Rawlings commends bread proprietor for foresight
Rawlings wades into NDC contest
Rawlings to NDC: Presidency not for moustache grooming
Spio-Garbrah seeks Rawlings’ blessings in Flagbearership race 
My integrity intimidates, threatens some people - Rawlings
Rawlings denounces media circus...on slain judges
Kojo Bonsu informs Rawlings of presidential ambition
Former President Rawlings in good health
Justice Crabbe was an institution - Rawlings
Rawlings raises alarm over blood donation
Atukwei Okai was synonymous with everything literary — Jerry Rawlings
Annan’s breed is rare — Jerry John Rawlings
I have not endorsed any candidate - Rawlings
Rawlings pats NDC for successful regional elections, damns monecracy
Rawlings cautions NDC to reject 'unprincipled, insincere' candidates
Rawlings reiterates fair electoral process in NDC
Otumfuo calls on Rawlings
Rawlings slams Bagbin for anti-social comments
Mahama calls on Rawlings
Rawlings honoured with Marcus Garvey Award
Rawlings honoured with Marcus Garvey Award
Rawlings tweets ‘Rest in peace’ to Aretha Franklin
Rawlings mourns Alhaji Gado
Femi Fani-Kayode's ill-motivated attack on President Rawlings
It will be regrettable if government fails its mandate - Rawlings
Rawlings in ‘supernatural Mandela’ tribute
Change mindset to confront menace of corruption - Rawlings