- NPP stalwart, Sir John's remains have been transported to his hometown of Sakra Wonoo in the Ashanti region
- The body was flown to Sakra Wonoo on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, ahead of his burial on Thursday, June 3, 2021
- A video has popped up showing a sombre atmosphere as the former NPP General Secretary's body arrived
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The mortal remains of former NPP General Secretary, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, has arrived at Sakra Wonoo.
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.
Who is Sir John?
Sir John was born in 1957 and passed away on July 1, 2020, after a short illness.
He was a Ghanaian lawyer and politician who held a top position in the party of the current ruling government.
During the John Agyekum Kufour administration (2001-2009), he was appointed head of legal services at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and was later made to act as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the corporation.
Sir John held several others positions including serving as general secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) from 2010 to 2014.
Prior to his passing, he was the CEO of the Forestry Commission.
Sir John's remains flown in a helicopter
Sir John's body was conveyed from Accra Sakra Wonoo in a helicopter.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, the helicopter carrying Sir John's body was seen hovering over the town.
It was moments after the helicopter landed that a long convoy of vehicles including the hearse went to pick the casket and sent it to his house.
Sir John's son weeps upon seeing the casket
Among the many sad scenes after the arrival of Sir John's remains was when the son of the politician shed tears over upon seeing the casket.
In a video, the young man was seen standing with his arms folded as he watched on while some people brought out his dad's coffin from the hearse.
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