President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended his condolences to the family of the late National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwabena Adjei.
The former Member of Parliament passed away on Tuesday morning at the Ridge Hospital.
President Akufo-Addo sat across the aisle from him during their time as legislators during the second Parliament of Ghana’s Fourth Republic.
“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.
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: Delali Adogla-Bessa | citinewsroom.com | Ghana