Rawlings reveals how he wooed Konadu

Mr Rawlings, married to Konadu since 1977, said it took him 5 five years to get the attention of the former first lady.

"One Saturday, you know, with a gang of friends when we went to their house and I sent for her," Mr Rawlings recalled in a preview of the video shared on Instagram by Yvonne Okoro.

He continued: "I didn't think she would come and she did. And I saw she had mellowed, she used to be a little hostile towards me... I could show interest in her line up of friends just so I could walk along beside them."


"I have suffered," he exclaimed.

Mr Rawlings governed Ghana as a military leader after he captured power in a coup and later agreed to a democratic system of government in 1992.

He left office in 2001 and was succeeded by former President John Kufuor.

Mr Rawlings and  Konadu have five children named Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, Kimathi Rawlings, Amina Rawlings, Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings, Ezenator Rawlings.


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