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I won’t attend Rawlings’ funeral – Hilla Limann’s daughter


Dr. Zilla Limann, daughter of former President of the Third Republic of Ghana, Dr. Hilla Limann on Monday revealed she will not attend the funeral of Flight–Lieutenant (retired) Jerry John Rawlings should the latter die.


Dr. Zilla Limann made this known when she spoke on Zylofone FM’s ‘Taxi Driver’ programme on Monday in an answer to a question posed to her on whether she will attend Rawlings’ funeral when she is alive before he dies since he [ Rawlings] attended her father’s funeral.

Dr. Zilla responded in the negative, saying to attend someone’s funeral connotes that there is a link between the two parties and that she has no link with Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings.

“Me? No! No! Not at all. I don’t know him like that to go to his funeral… For me, I think there is a really personal thing. I need to know you or your family or there has to be a link or whatever. It will not even cross my mind” she stated.

Dr. Hilla Limann was elected in 1979 and sworn into office on the 24th September 1979 as president of Ghana’ Third Republic.

He was overthrown on the 31st December 1981 by Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings, then leader of AFRC who had handed over power to Dr. Limann for about two-and-a-half years.

He died on the 23rd January 1998 after a failed attempt to relaunch his political career under the Fourth Republican Constitution which started in 1992.

Dr Zilla Limann however stated that despite all these, the Limann’s family have no bad feelings towards the former president, Jerry John Rawlings, reiterating that the decision is just a personal one.

Dr. Zilla Limann is the sixth child of Ghana’s former President and wife of the legendary Hiplife originator Reggie Rockstone.

Source: Mynewsgh

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