Sir John Is Dead – Former General Secretary of NPP

Sir John Is Dead
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Sir John is dead according to reports coming in. He was the former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party.

His real name is Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie but he was popularly known and called Sir John

Sir John was a lawyer. He died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.

The Former General Secretary of NPP, Sir John was the CEO of the Forestry Commission before he took ill.

Information gathered indicates, he passed away while on admission at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital today.

His death has been associated with COVID-19.  Tributes from the political divide and social media are already pouring in.

Eugene Arhin who is the current Direct of Communications at the Presidency, posted on Facebook saying:

“R.I.P Sir John. Till we meet again!!”

The Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Bawumia has also reacted to the demise of Sir John. In a tweet, he said, “Rest in peace my good friend”. Since Sir John’s death was announced, the nation has felt the vacuum. The vice president also recounted the latest conversation he had with him and said in a tweet. “I spoke with Sir John only yesterday but little did I know that was our last conversation.”

Typical of Ghanaians,  fond memories of the astute politician has been flooding the social media with a greater chunk of that being on twitter.

I have learnt with sadness the passing of Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie aka Sir John, former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party and Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission. I spoke with Sir John only yesterday but little did I know that was our last conversation.

Sir John was a good man who truly paid his dues to the Party and Ghana. I will miss him.

My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Rest in peace, my good friend.

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