The President of the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will not forget the instrumental role, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, aka Sir John played in the Party.
Former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie alias Sir John, passed on Wednesday night after battling a short illness.
Sir John reportedly died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday evening.
The President of the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, noted that he received the news of Sir John’s death with great shock and deep sadness.
Akufo Addo described the deceased as a passionate devotee of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia political tradition, outstanding stalwart of the NPP and strong defender of human rights.
According to Akufo Addo, Sir John is unforgettable and that the NPP and the Akufo-Addo led government owe him an immense debt for his work and commitment.
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I received the news of the death of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, aka Sir John, with great shock and deep sadness. Indeed, the disbelief and grief expressed by many at the news of his death are testimony to how people, in and out of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), felt about him.
Passionate devotee of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia political tradition, outstanding stalwart of the NPP, strong defender of human rights as a lawyer, proud, faithful adherent of the Christian Adventist faith – these were the multi-facetted aspects of the career and character of ‘Sir John’, which earned him considerable renown both as erstwhile General Secretary of the NPP and CEO of the Forestry Commission. Energetic, ebullient, jovial, with an exceptional sense of humour, and possessing a limitless store of folktales and proverbs, he affected positively every person with whom he came into contact. He was truly unforgettable, and our party and government owe him an immense debt for his work and commitment.
My wife Rebecca and I extend our deepest condolences to his entire family. Sakora Wonoo has lost a valiant son. He will be widely missed.
May the Good Lord bless him, and give him a peaceful place of abode in His Bosom until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again.
Sir John, we will never forget you!!