Jerry Rawlings was an African giant – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President has described the late Ghanaian leader Jerry Rawlings as an “African giant”.

“Jerry Rawlings was an African giant. His tenure as leader of Ghana remains emblematic with the restoration of that country. Even after office, he stood tall for African unity and renaissance,” Atiku tweeted on Thursday following news of Rawlings’ death.

“He represented a generation of leaders who gave their all for the rebirth of his country and Africa at large. I pray for a pleasant repose of his soul and console with the people of Ghana; his contemporaries and current leaders in Africa on the loss of a worthy patriot,” he added.

Rawlings died of coronavirus-related complications at the age of 73.

Less than a month ago the iconic leader buried his mother.