Former Head of State of the Republic of Ghana, Flt. Lieutenant Jerry John Rawling’s seems to have contracted the hardly known disease Parkinson‘s as it’s early early symptoms keep manifesting in him nowadays. The Ex President who is a retired decorated army officer seems very shaky and weak these days.
His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings (born 22 June, 1947) initially came to power in Ghana as a Flight Lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a Coup D’état in 1979 and after handing power over to a civilian government, took back control of the country on 31st December, 1981. In 1992, Rawlings resigned from from the Armed Forces, founded National Democratic Congress (NDC) and became the first president of the Fourth Republic.He was reelected in 1996 for a further four years.
Because he was very vibrant and energetic, we could not have imagined him contracting Parkinson’s but his shaky movement seen during most of his official speeches proves otherwise. His hands shakes when holding microphones, his lips shakes and his body as a whole.
Parkinson‘s disease is an illness that affects the part of your brain that controls how you move your body.It can come on so slowly that you don’t even notice it at first.But over time, what starts as a little shakiness in your hand can have an impact on how you walk, talk, sleep, and think.It predominantly affects people from the ages of 60 and older.
Parkinson‘s disease was not that popular till it killed legendary boxer Mohammed Ali in 2016.One terrible fact about the Parkinson’s disease is that, it cannot be cured.
Let’s pray and hope the shaky movement in our ex president’s body is not related to Parkinson’s but of a natural course.
Watch The Latest Interview with Mr. Rawlings above