- The former CEO of the Forestry Commission, popularly known as Sir John, was finally laid to rest yesterday, June 3, 2021
- President Akufo-Addo described Sir John as a good friend and a true Akufo-Addo loyalist
- He said the late Sir John was the first person to believe in him after he lost the 2012 election petition
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The former CEO of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John was finally laid to rest yesterday, June 3, 2021.
Sir John who is a former General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party was such an important stakeholder of the party due to his contributions.
Speaking at the funeral grounds, President Akufo-Addo described Sir John as a true Akufo-Addo loyalist.
He said the late Sir John was the first person to believe in him after he lost the 2012 election petition.
“…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,” Nana Addo said.
The late Sir John was laid to rest in his hometown at Sakra Wonoo in the Ashanti Region on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported Sir John's remains arrived in his hometown on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, ahead of his burial and final funeral rites on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
A video sighted by YEN.com.gh shows a group of men carrying the remains in what looks like a casket.
Many mourners stood by a hearse which was parked just nearby and it was all tears.
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