The Founder and CEO of the Atta-Mills Institute (AMI), Samuel Koku Anyidoho has joined other sympathisers to pay tribute to former President Jerry John Rawlings.
In his heart-warming tribute, he described Mr Rawlings as an exceptionally charismatic leader, one who was witty with words and had the flair of holding the attention of a large audience.
“He had his wits very much about him, had a natural aptitude for using words and ideas in quick as well as inventive ways to create humour to lighten up any atmosphere,” he said.
Mr Anyidoho who has been a keen follower of Mr Rawlings and later John Evans Atta-Mills said he was humbled he had caught the attention of the two National Democratic Congress (NDC) leaders.
He disclosed that he was beside himself with joy when Rawlings finally made peace with Atta-Mills after the demise of the latter.
“I shall NEVER forget the early morning of, Friday, July 24, 2020, when President Jerry John Rawlings arrived at the Asomdwee Park at 6.30 am, upon the invitation of the Atta-Mills Institute (AMI).
“The AMI was marking its First Anniversary with a wreath-laying cum solemn Remembrance Ceremony at the Asomdwee Park and President Rawlings arrived; walked up to the tombstone, and placed a white rose on tombstone.
“President Rawlings did not only place a white rose on the tombstone, but more touchingly, he raised his head to the heavens and spoke silently: he most certainly used the opportunity to make peace with his late predecessor.
“I, Samuel Koku Sitsofe Anyidoho, I am humbly grateful to God Almighty that he made it possible for me to get President Rawlings to make peace with President Atta-Mills before he (Rawlings) left to join his predecessor in the world beyond,” he narrated.
He stated that the legacy of the late Jerry John Rawlings “can never be darkened by any fruitless attempts to invert that time and space of our history.”
Source: Ghana News