General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has sent his heartfelt condolences to the family of the late NPP Stalwart Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie.
According to Asiedu Nketiah, he never envisaged losing his good friend, Sir John to the Coronavirus, although he knew death will definetly come for us all at some point.
Speaking to Okay FM he said Sir John spent 3 days with him in his house when he was preparing to bury his mother.
“…I was deeply touched when he (Sir John) came to stay with me for 3 days after the death of my mother… he could have stayed in a hotel when everyone else had left but he came to live in my house. We ate the same food and did a lot of things together. The Pentecostal pastor who presided over the funeral, as well as sympathisers who were present, were amazed by his gesture. That General Secretaries of the two rival parties would get along so well…,”Asiedu Nketia noted.
Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, passed away Wednesday evening at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after contracting the Coronavirus.
Until his death, Sir John was the CEO of the Forestry Commission.