- George Awiadem Maclean
- Category: Politics
- Thursday, 22 June 2017 10:50
I'm proud to be your daughter; I wish I could keep you all for myself – Zanetor Rawlings...
The affable daughter of former President Jerry John Rawlings, Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings has sent her father the best of messages as he celebrates his 70th birthday today.
Born on June 22, 1947, ex-president Jerry John Rawlings became the 1st President under the 4th Republic.
Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, the eldest daughter and Member of Parliament of the Korle Klottey constituency, has shared in a facebook post how selfless his father has been all this while.
"Wow... Dad, I can't believe you're 70 already, yet you keep going so strong.
"Your selflessness and love for others always astounds me.
"Though sometimes I wish I could keep you all for myself, I take pride in the fact that the good Lord placed a special calling on your life - to touch the lives of multitudes across nations.
"Dad, I know that some day when the roll is being called, your name, J.J Rawlings will be inscribed in gold. I'm proud to be your daughter".
Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings wrestled power from the incumbent, Nii Armah Ashitey, in the Korle Klottey parliamentary primaries of the NDC with 2,403 votes ( 62.22 per cent of the total votes cast).
Her competitor, Nii Armah Ashitey, got 1,348 votes, representing 34.90 per cent of votes cast.
A third competitor, John Coleman, got only 100 votes representing 2.5 per cent of the total votes cast.