JUNE 4th Revolution was Ghana's second Independence-- Rawlings



On June 4 1979, Rawlings with some military officers led a revolution to topple the Hilla Limann administration over unproven widespread corruption.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has said the June 4 revolution is Ghana's second independence, saying it liberated the nation from oppressive tendencies.

"We all know how important June 4 is to us. It is pretty much like a second independence to liberate ourselves from ignorance of the past and from some of those oppressive tendencies," the former president said while addressing the Wa Na at his palace on Saturday.
On June 4 1979, Rawlings with some military officers led a revolution to topple the Hilla Limann administration over unproven widespread corruption.
The entire nation went up in uproar. The soldiers rounded up senior military officers including three former heads of states, General F. K Akuffo, Ignatious Kutu Acheampong and Afrifa for trial. They were subsequently executed by firing squad.

source: pulseghana

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