Asiedu Nketia: Sir John was my Brother, I will Miss Him So Much

Johnson Asiedu Nketia has reacted to news of the death of Sir John.

The General Secretary of the opposition NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia has reacted to news of the death of former General Secretary of the governing NPP, Lawyer Kojo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as Sir John.

In an interview with Okay FM monitored by GhanaWeb, Mr Asiedu Nketia remarked that he and the late Sir John, even though were on the opposite divide of political leanings shared a relationship that made them relate as brothers.

“Sir John was a brother to me even though we were not born by the same mother. I’ve known him for over 20 years now. When we both became General Secretaries of the two leading political parties, we both decided to maintain our relationship and not allow anything to come between us. So, he was a brother to me,” a sad Asiedu Nketia remarked.

The NDC chief scribe also popularly known as General Mosquito shared in the interview some of his memories with the late Sir John, including how he stood by Sir John in 2013 when he was cited by the Supreme Court for contempt during the election petition.

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According to Asiedu Nketia, he supported his brother during the period to the dismay of members of their parties.

“During the election petition period, I stood by him very solidly because I never felt the need to abandon Sir John in such a difficult moment. The way we handled his case brought issues between each of us and our parties, but we didn’t mind because we felt that was the way to go,” he said.

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He revealed that as a way of helping Sir John in that moment, he rallied for support by arranging a meeting between the General Secretaries of the political parties with representation in parliament at the time where they all strategized on how to help with his brother’s case. He added that on the night before the Supreme Court pronounced judgement on Sir John, they spent the whole night on phone while he encouraged him through his preparation.

“In fact, the night before he was put in the box, we spent time on the phone. As at 1:00 am we were still on the phone and I was encouraging him,” he said.

Mr Nketia added that the late Sir John due to the relationship they had spent three days in his home during the funeral of his late mother.

“I was deeply touched that when my mum died, he spent three days at my home and it’s not as if he slept in a hotel. He spent all the three days at my home, we ate together, slept together and when everybody was gone and I was feeling sad he made sure to console me.”

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie was reported to have passed away at the Korle Buu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

The lawyer and politician is reported to have died of the novel coronavirus infection at the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital.

Until his death, Sir John was the CEO of the Forestry Commission.

Credits: GhanaWeb

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