A 52-year-old woman, Abigail Rawlings Mawutor is claiming to be the first daughter of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Abigail Mawutor Rawlings who shares some striking resemblance with the former President disclosed in an exclusive interview with SVTV Africa monitored by this portal that she is the daughter of Ghana’s former President who sadly died in November last year.
Earlier today, 26th January 2021, Abigail was prevented by personnel of the Ghana Police Service and the Military from gaining access to the foyer where the mortal remains of the former President have been laid in state for public viewing.
With so much agitation, Abigail Mawutor Rawlings resisted the attempts to restrict from viewing the body of the man he claims to be his father.
She shouted on top of her voice and created a dramatic scene.
Her persistence and incessant demand to go view the body fell on the deaf ears of the security personnel at post who did not allow her entry.
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ghlinks.com.gh brings you some new details about the lady claiming to be the first daughter of former President Rawlings.
The story goes that in 1967, Rawlings in his 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.
Abigail Mawutor Rawlings grew up with an old lady at Adabraka knowing she had only a mother.
She attended St Joseph Primary School in Adabraka, Accra
The alleged truth
Abigail confronted her mother about who her father was and was told about what happened in 1967 and how she was conceived Video of how late Rawlings was brought into AICC amid military guard pops up
Abigail started looking for Rawlings after her mother’s confession and found her way to Rawlings’s family home in 2002.
According to Abigail, there were times that Rawlings sent her money for up-keep and later sent her a lump sum to start a business.
At the funeral of Rawlings’s mother, family members of the former president wanted to formally introduce his ‘daughter’ to him but Abigail stopped them.
Abigail said the first time she spoke about her dad was on a radio interview at Atinka FM.
She added that she wrote a letter to Daily Graphic for publication but they requested a paternity test to verify her claims.
Abigail Mawutor Rawlings claims she only wants to be accepted by the other children of JJ Rawlings and was not doing this for any kind of monetary gratuity.