GENERAL SECRETARY of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah was the toast of mourners that trooped to Sakora Wonoo, in the Ashanti region, on Wednesday to observe the one-week commemoration of the death of Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, nicknamed as ‘Sir John’, who was a former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Sir John, who before his passing to eternity was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission, was the best friend of Asiedu Nketiah, who is popularly known as ‘General Mosquito’ in political circles.
Just as anyone would mourn his departed best friend, Asiedu Nketiah, led a powerful NDC delegation to Sakora Wonoo on Wednesday morning to mourn his best friend, who died after succumbing to short illness.
The solemn programme attracted several top people into Sakora Wonoo, including the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia and his wife, Samira, but it was Asiedu Nketiah who stole the show.
Most of the mourners, started to cheer and mention the nick name of Asiedu Nketia,
immediately they spotted the NDC General Secretary in their midst. For instance, some of the mourners even left their seats and followed General Mosquito.
Asiedu Nketiah, from his physical outlook, was emotionally down over the sudden demise of his best friend in the Ghanaian political landscape. He, however, was seen intermittently waving back to the mourners.
Joining Asiedu Nketiah to Sir John’s one-week celebration included Ashanti Regional NDC executives like Augustus Nana Kwasi Andrews, the regional chairman and other party faithfuls in the region.
On the other hand, the NPP delegation included party bigwigs such as Freddie Blay, Sammi Awuku, Lawyer Henry Nana Boakye aka ‘Nana B’, Bernard Antwi Boasiako aka ‘Wontumi’ and other party people.
Sir John died few weeks ago whilst on admission at the Korle Bu Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It was rumoured that he died due to Covid-19 complications. The family is yet to announce the exact date for his final funeral rites.