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Ghana: Is Rawlings' demise a political tool? {Interview}

Ignatius Annor speaking to Teye Kitcher via Skype.   -  
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A great giant in African politics has fallen. Ghana’s ex-president Jerry John Rawlings passed on Thursday morning in Accra.

He was the nation’s long serving leader credited with moving Ghana towards a multi-party system and instilling democracy.

But why is his death being used as a political tool as the presidential and parliamentary elections approaches?

Ignatius Annor has been speaking to Teye Kitcher, a retired broadcaster who covered the late Rawlings during his time as president.

Among others, they discussed why the demise of the late Ghanaian statesman is being used as a political tool as the West Africa nation’s impending polls draws nearer.

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