The President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo has reacted to the death of one of his appointees who was also the former General Secretary of his party Lawyer Kwadzo Owusu Afriyie popularly called Sir John.
According to the information available, Sir John who is was popularly known for his “FEAR DELEGATES” comment was critically ill and was undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra until his demise yesterday.
According to the President, news of Sir John’s demise met him with great shock and deep sadness. He also describes Sir John as a “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”
BELOW IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID
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!!