Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed sadness over the death of Jerry Rawlings, ex-President of Ghana who passed away on Thursday.
Obasanjo in his condolence letter, stated that Rawlings will forever be remembered for his exemplary leadership.
He recalled that Rawlings played a very fundamental role in the actualization of the objectives of the Africa Leadership Forum (ALF)
The ALF, an NGO was founded by Obasanjo in 1988 with the aim of developing leadership capacities in the continent to increase productivity of major actors in government, parliament, business and civil society.
Obasanjo said that Rawlings “supported and accommodated the organisation and its staff during the period of the relocation of the organisation’s base to Ghana because Abacha wanted to have them destroyed just immediately after he got me arrested and imprisoned on a trumped-up charge of coup plotting in 1995.”
The former head of state, also narrated how the Rawlings intervened on his behalf when he was targeted by the regime of Gen. Sani Abacha.