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I’ll miss Sir John– Bawumia

Tributes have started pouring in for the former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka Sir John who died on Wednesday.

One of such persons who have said kind words about Sir John is Vice President Bawumia who described him as good man.

In a tweet, the Vice President said he had spoken to Sir John a day before he died and little did he know that was their last conversation.

“My heartfelt condolences to the family of Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie aka Sir John. I spoke with Sir John only yesterday [Tuesday] 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. Rest in peace, my good friend,” Bawumia tweeted.

Sir John is reported to have died from Coronavirus complications at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital where he was receiving treatment after contracting the virus.

Who is Sir John?

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie was born in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

He attended Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School in Bekwai from where he obtained his GCE Ordinary level certificate.

He then proceeded to obtain his GCE Advanced level certificate from Konongo Odumase Secondary School in Konongo.

He was admitted to study political science at the University of Ghana.

He then enrolled at the Ghana School of Law where he graduated with Bachelor of Laws.

After this he was admitted as a solicitor and counsel for the Supreme Court of Ghana.

Afriyie entered into private law practice in 1981. During the John Agyekum Kufour administration, he was appointed head of legal services at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.

He was later made to act as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the corporation.

While managing his firm, Afriyie was also actively engaged in Ghanaian politics.

He served as the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party from 2010 to 2014.

He lost his bid to secure a second term to Kwabena Agyapong.

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