Ghanaians are expressing their deep condolences over the demise of Dr. Kwabena Adjei, former National Chairman of NDC, on Tuesday morning following a protracted illness.
Dr. Kwabena Adjei will be missed
He passed away after a protracted sickness in the Greater Accra Regional Hospital. Moreover, he was battling with sickness since it first diagnosed in August 2015. He has celebrated his 76th birthday on March 9, 2019, three days before his death.
President Akufo-Addo called him a ‘formidable opponent’ of his tenure in Parliament. Former President, John Dramani Mahama has also expressed his condolences over the precious loss.
While giving him tribute, Nana Akufo-Addo stated that we will miss Dr. Adjei. Expressing his condolences on Facebook he wrote that he felt “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”.
The president further described him as a man of strong opinions and a formidable opponent. His association with late JH Mensah further proved a helping hand for the development of our democracy. Akufo-Addo also expressed his condolences to NDC and to Dr. Adjei’s family.
Former President, John Dramani Mahama expressed his emotions on social media by saying that: “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,” he further added.
John Dramani Mahama
In 1973, Dr. Adjei completed his Ph.D. from the University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Scotland. He joined politics in 1978 and was selected as a Council Associate of the Jasikan District Council of Volta region.
Dr. Adjei won the position of National Chairmanship in 2005 and also re-elected for the post in 2009.
In a bid to get the third tenure, he lost his National Chairmanship post for Kofi Portuphy in 2014 which lead to his political decline.
Dr. Kwabena Adjei was also famous with the title ‘Wayo Wayo’. This title came after a debatable comment in August 2010 which read as “there are many ways of killing a cat”.
Brief introduction of his political career is mentioned below.
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