Former president John Mahama on Thursday, February 28, 2019, joined the family of the late Lee Ocran at the one-week observance for the late politician.
Mahama who has just been elected as the NDC's flagbearer to for the 2020 elections was accompanied by his wife, Lordina.
Apart from Mahama, prominent NDC people including the national chairman, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, general secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, former national organiser, Kofi Adams, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrissu attended the observance ceremony.
Others included losing aspirants in the NDC presidential primary, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Joshua Alabi, and Goosie Tanoh.
Sharing photos from the solemn ceremony which was held at the St. James Catholic Church at Osu in Accra, Mahama prayed that for eternal rest to the late Ocran.
"May the soul of our senior comrade, Ambassador Lee Ocran, continue to rest in peace.
Earlier today, I joined his family, members of the National Democratic Congress and other well wishers for the one-week commemoration of our departed colleague at the St. James Catholic Church in Osu, Accra," the former president wrote.
Lee Ocran, a former education minister under the John Atta Mills NDC administration, was reported dead on Friday, February 22, 2019.
As reported earlier by YEN.com.gh, family sources said the NDC stalwart died passed on shortly before midnight Thursday, February 21, 2019, at his residence in Accra. He was said to have battled with ill health in the days leading to his passing away.
Apart from serving a minister under Mills in 2012, Ocran served as a High Commissioner to South Africa and was a long-serving MP for Jomoro in the Western region before losing his seat Samia Nkrumah in 2008.
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