Nana Akufo-Addo reacts to Sir John’s death, says he was outstanding stalwart of NPP

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President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has reacted to the shocking demise of the former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie better known as Sir John.

News broke on Wednesday night that Sir John, who was a stalwart in the NPP had died at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital’s intensive care unit.

Reports say the cause of his death was COVID-19 related complications.

Reacting to the sad news on Instagram, President Akufo-Addo said he received the news of the death of Sir John with great shock and deep sadness. 

According to him the disbelief and the grief expressed by many concerning Sir John’s death is a testimony to how people in and out of the NPP felt about him.

President Akufo-Addo described Sir John as a passionate devotee of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia political tradition and outstanding stalwart of the NPP.

He added that Sir John was a strong defender of human rights as a lawyer, proud, faithful adherent of the Christian Adventist faith.

President Akufo-Addo indicated that the CEO of the Forestry Commission was energetic, ebullient, jovial, with an exceptional sense of humor, and possessing a limitless store of folktales and proverbs; he affected positively every person with whom he came into contact. 

He stated the Sir John was truly unforgettable, and the NPP party and government owe him an immense debt for his work and commitment.

See his post below

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!!

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