The people of Anlo state and Agbotui family in Dzelukope where the former first president of the fourth republic of Ghana HE Jerry John Rawlings hails from are demanding that the mortal remains of their beloved King should be buried at ‘home’ as tradition demands.
A member of the Agbotui family stated that the former president comes from a royal family and as tradition demands he must be buried at home.
The 73 year old Former President Jerry John Rawlings On Thursday November 12th, 2020 Died at the Korle- Bu Teaching hospital which came as a shock to Ghanaians.
Former president Jerry John Rawlings had been on admission at Korle Bu teaching hospitals after a short undisclosed illness.
Jerry John Rawlings was born on June 22, 1947 to a Scottish dad and a Ghanaian mother, Victoria Agbotui who died in September 2020 at age 101 and was buried on October 24, 2020, the last time that Mr. Rawlings was seen in public.
On Sunday November 15, 2020 the people of Keta Dzelukope and it’s surrounding villages held a vigil in honour of the late president Rawlings.
The death of Rawlings has brought a lot of controversies as the family in the Volta region precisely Keta Dzelukope are demanding for the mortal remains of the late president to be buried at home.
Victor Togbui Agbotui a cousin to the deceased said Rawlings is a king and as tradition demands must be brought home and buried just as his mother was buried at her hometown.
He further disclosed that Rawlings in a statement said he should be buried home when he dies hence the need to bring him to his home soil.
By Capt. George McClean.