Former President J.J Reveals His Surname Is NOT Rawlings – Here’s What It Is And Why It Was Changed

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The former and longest ever serving head of state and Ghanaians,  Jerry John Rawlings has revealed that his name has been quoted wrongly and that his sir name is not Rawlings.

The former President has revealed that his actual sir name is John, but it was changed by the military over the decades.

according to him, he was born Jerry Rawlings John. but the military switched his two last names. He decided to simply keep it that way as he didn’t want any trouble and just wanted to be in the army.

“I was born Jerry Rawlings John. I was named after my father, James Ramsey John, a chemist from Castle Douglas in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland,” the former leader told Asaase Radio.

“However, when I applied to join the Armed Forces they replied to me, then they switched the position of ‘John’ and ‘Rawlings.”


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