President Akufo-Addo has delivered an emotional tribute at the funeral of late CEO for Forestry Commission, and former General Secretary of the NPP, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John.
President Akufo-Addo recounted how Sir John believed in him and continued to encourage him against all odds.
According to the President, based on the encouragement he received from Sir John especially after the 2012 election, he came to see him as a true friend.
Speaking at his funeral, he said;
“…Make no mistake, Nana will lead NPP even if he is in a wheelchair…. Indeed, while few and the NPP could believe in me again, he had over-declared me as presidential candidate for the party for the 2016 elections three clear years ahead of time. Perhaps he had seen something others have not. For me, that statement in 2013 reinforced my belief that I can always count on Sir John as a true and true Akufo-Addo loyalist and someone I could call a good friend.”