Theopencils Portrait Drawing of Ex president Jerry John Rawlings
Ex President J.J Rawlings (born 22 June 1947) is a former Flight Lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force who led a coup in Ghana 1979 and became the country’s head of state. Rawlings initially came to power in Ghana following a coup d’état in 1979 and, after initially handing power over to a civilian government, took back control of the country on 31 December 1981, as the Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council. He remained in power in this way until 1992, when he resigned from the Armed Forces, founded the National Democratic Congress and became the first president of the Fourth Republic. He was re-elected in 1996 for a further four years.