GhanaCNN.com has been speaking with some persons mentioned with knowledge about the matter and we have received clarifications that can only be confirmed or negated by a DNA test which Madam Abigail has said she is ready to subject herself to.
Aside from her resemblance to Mr. Rawlings, this unknown 52-year-old daughter of the ex-President reportedly has a daughter that is like a carbon-copy of Zanetor.
Some of the family members of Rawlings from the Volta Region who spoke under strict anonymity praised 52-year old Abigail because since the family found her, she had participated in most Agbotui family events and activities at Dzelukope as a recognized daughter of Rawlings but has never made the news. She has been low-key about it. They say she has been un-intrusive and never sought to create a scene about it.
They believe her coming out to the media is a form of grief as a result of lacking a chance to mourn her father properly, although there were things that should have been done before Rawlings died that couldn’t happen which would have saved the situation
The story goes that in 1967, Rawlings in their final year of secondary school, aged 20 then, allegedly impregnated Rose Agbodzi Sende, an Ewe in Accra but originally from Togo. The young Rawlings allegedly pleaded with Rose to keep the pregnancy secret because his future was at stake, to which Rose agreed.
In March 1968, Abigail was born to a single mother, the same year Rawlings, 21, was settling down as an Airforce Cadet.
Rose met someone willing to marry her and left her child Abigail with an old lady at Adabraka in Accra where the child grew up, knowing she had only a mother, and not knowing her father.
GhanaCNN.com sighted an Eyewitness who was her mate in Primary school and corroborated her story.
“I know this beautiful lady back in the days, she attended St Joseph Primary School at Adabraka. The rumours was rife then that Rawlings was her father.”
This will not be surprising because, by the time Abigail would have turned 12, her “father’s” face and name were known nationwide, especially in the Adabraka areas where she lived with an old woman caretaker.
While it was rumoured her father was Rawlings, some of her caretaker’s neighbours spread rumours that she was a “fatherless bastard”.
Finding her father
In an effort to find her father as an adult, Abigail confronted her mother, Rose A. Sende about who her father was, whereupon she was told the whole story about what happened in 1967 and how Rawlings was her father.
Abigail has said in an interview that before her mother opened up about Rawlings, she had had numerous dreams involving Jerry Rawlings as head of state.
The young daughter started looking for Rawlings after her mother’s confession and found her way to Rawlings family home in 2002 where she was accepted. A member of the family who spoke on strict condition of anonymity said prior to her appearance, they had heard from some travelers from Togo saying there was a lady at Lome claiming Rawlings was her father, hence meeting her was bound to happen somehow.
It must be stated that contrary to reports, no one in the family remembers any photograph Rawlings ordered circulated to find the girl. Several attempts to reach Grace Omaboe (Maame Dokono) for some additional facts were futile.
According to sources, when Rawlings was informed of her sudden appearance and claim, he neither denied nor confirmed it. However at various times, he enquired about her, and on a number of occasions since 2002, he acknowledged her by sending her money for upkeep and to start a business.
It is not clear whether Rawlings gathered the courage to inform his wife and her children about the existence of Abigail as a long lost but found daughter if he accepted her.
We can therefore say that the story of the 52-year-old Rawlings daughter could be true but has been a well-guarded open secret, unknown only to Rawlings nuclear family in Accra if he didn’t inform them before his death. However, the Volta side of the family knew of her existence.
The facts summary
The basic facts as gathered by MyNewsGh.com are that Rawlings, born June 1947 completed Achimota O’Level in 1967 and joined the military academy at Teshie the same year, before moving on to the air force the following year. Rose Agbodzi Sende allegedly got pregnant for him in 1967 and gave birth to Abigail Mawutor [Rawlings] in March 1968.
Rose got married and left her child behind in the care of an old relative at Adabraka where the child grew up before later making efforts to reach out to the family in 2002 and has been with them until the larger public heard about her yesterday.
(VIDEO) Archbishop Duncan-Williams Reveals A Hidden Secrete About The COVID-19 Vaccine
Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Action Chapel International (ACI) ministry Nicholas Duncan-Williams has advised people to take the COVID-19 vaccine, explaining that his decision to take it as a man of God is an act of wisdom and common sense but not a lack of faith.
He noted that some persons who have chosen not to take the COVID-19 vaccine are victims of conspiracy theories and lies being spread about the vaccine in the media, especially social media.
The Archbishop who was preaching on Sunday, March 7, 2021, also admonished people to not discourage people from taking the vaccine just because they have decided not to take the vaccine themselves based on their faith.
“It takes faith to take the vaccine. It takes faith. And I said the reason why you’re not taking the vaccine is because you’re afraid of what will happen to you if you take the vaccine. You’re afraid because you’re a victim of conspiracy theories on social media,” he stated.
Ghana is currently vaccinating citizens with some 600 doses of COVID-19 vaccine gifted to the country through COVAX, an initiative to get the world’s poorest people vaccinated. The first dose was taken by President Nana Akufo-Addo to whip public confidence in the vaccine and conspiracy theories against the vaccine persist.
Some people have been critical of men of God who profess to have spiritual powers of healing taking the vaccine. They argue that such persons ought to rely on their faith for protection against the virus. But the Archbishop has disagreed, stressing that it is an act of faith to take the vaccine.
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How Dare You To Do This Behind My Back- Angry Mahama Slaps Sammy Gyamfi
Former President John Dramani Mahama the flag bearer for the National Democratic Congress In the Just ended 2020 election sent a very strong message to Sammy Gyamfi the Communication Manager of the party after the remarks he made against some party leaders.
The Former president made a statement on his social media platforms when it was responding to comments made on social media by the NDC communications officer claiming that John Mahama is the man behind the statement made by Sammy Gyamfi.
After Parliament passed the first batch of President Akufo-nominees, Addo’s he called the minority caucus traitors, particularly three of them who had been initially rejected by the minority.
Names like Haruna Idrissu and Mubarak Muntaka were specifically named in his statement as those who had betrayed the group. John Mahama reacting to this statement said that Sammy Gyamfi went to far by making this statement to these leaders and that he is not supposed to hide behind his back to do that.
Don’t Be Too Arrogant To Congratulate Him- NPP Urges Mahama
Former President John Dramani has been urged by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to congratulate President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his victory in the 2020 presidential election.
“It is not too late for Mr John Mahama to congratulate President Akufo-Addo, whose resounding win in the 2020 election has been confirmed by the Supreme Court.
“It is for this reason that the NPP is urging the former President to act in the national interest,” the party said in a statement signed by its General Secretary, Mr John Boadu.
It urged Mr Mahama, the NDC’s presidential candidate for 2020, to recognize the Supreme Court’s decision on the 2020 Election Petition as a mark of statesmanship and adherence to the rule of law, even though he disagreed with the decision.
Many had expected the petitioner, Mr Mahama, to follow the successful example of the petitioner in the 2012 Election Petition, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who disagreed with the Supreme Court’s decision at the time but acknowledged it and congratulated the then President, Mr Mahama, in the national interest, following the Supreme Court’s judgment on March 4, 2021.
“I have called President John Dramani Mahama and congratulated him on being elected the fourth President of our country,” President Akufo-Addo said after the 2012 election petition, according to the study.
Our nation’s Supreme Court has spoken, and the results of the December 2012 presidential election have been reported as having been won by the NDC’s nominee, President Mahama. As I previously said, I accept the court’s ruling, even though I disagree with it. I agree that the court’s decision puts the election conflict to a close.”
According to the statement, the NPP agreed with Mr Mahama in 2013 when he said, “The Courts cannot give you what the people have not given you.”
According to the statement, Mr Mahama may have missed an opportunity to replicate President Akufo-enviable Addo’s feat of 2013 and have his name written in the history books of consummate and patriotic democrats.
It did say, however, that it was not too late for Mr Mahama to make amends.
It said, “It is not too late for John Mahama to accept his fate and accept the decision of the nation’s Apex Court, even if he disagrees with the judgment.”
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