The mother of former President Jerry John Rawlings, Madam Victoria Agbotui, according to information reaching us is that she has died at age 101.
According to close sources, Madam Agbotui hadn’t been in the best of conditions with regard to her health for some time now.
In light of her sudden demise, it is worth noting that Madam Victoria Agbotui first broke out into the Ghanaian political scene after his son Flt. Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings and six other soldiers on 15 May 1979 attempted to stage a coup against the General Fred Akuffo led government.
He, however, failed and was arrested by the Ghanaian Military. Their coup arrangements were five weeks before civilian elections.
Born in 1919, Madam Victoria celebrated her 101st birthday on September 9, 2020.
During her son’s reign as president of Ghana, Madam Victoria was the head of the catering department at the presidency.