Former President, John Dramani Mahama has expressed his heartache at the death of a former National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Kwabena Adjei.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Mr Mahama, who was recently elected the flagbearer of the NDC, said Dr Adjei’s contributions to the NDC and the country were indispensable.
“I just learnt with profound sadness, the passing of Dr. Kwabena Adjei, former National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Dr. Adjei’s has through his contributions left an indelible mark on the democratic development of the NDC as a party and our dear nation Ghana.
“I fondly remember Dr. Adjei for his firm and effective leadership of the Majority Caucus in Parliament of which I was a member between 1996 and 2000. His impassioned contributions to parliamentary debates and unflinching commitment have been a reference point for contemporary politicking.”
The former Member of Parliament passed away on Tuesday morning at the Ridge Hospital.
According to John Mahama, Dr. Adjei’s doctors had stated that he was in a stable condition when he visited him last Sunday.
“He was in good cheer and was positive he will join us in the political trenches soon. His demise has left a huge void in the NDC and left Ghana the poorer for it.
“I join my wife, Lordina, to extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to his family and the entire NDC.”
Dr Kwabena Adjei [L] with John Dramani Mahama [R]
- President Nana Akufo-Addo also earlier extended his condolences to the family of Dr Kwabena Adjei.
President Akufo-Addo and Dr Adjei were on opposite sides of the aisle in the House when they served as legislators in the second Parliament of Ghana’s Fourth Republic with the president acknowledging the latter’s strong leadership.
“Sad to hear of the passing of Dr Kwabena Adjei. He was a friend, whom I met in the 2nd Parliament of the 4th Republic. He was then Majority Leader, and gave good leadership to the House. Man of strong opinions, he was a formidable opponent, and I enjoyed very much our interactions.
“His relationship with our ‘boss’, the late, great JH Mensah, then-Minority Leader, provided a big boost for the work of Parliament and for the advancement of our democracy. He will be missed. My condolences to his party, the National Democratic Congress, and to his family. May his soul rest in perfect peace,” President Akufo-Addo stated.
About Kwabena Adjei
Mr. Adjei entered politics in 1978 and was elected as a Council Member of the Jasikan District Council in the Volta region.
He subsequently served as Member of Parliament for the Biakoye Constituency from 1993 to 1996. He was re-elected in 1996 and served in that position till 2004.
In that time, he served as First Deputy Majority Chief Whip from 1993 to 1994.
In 2005, he became the National Chairman for the NDC and served in that role till 2014.
By: |citinewsroom.com | Ghana |