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MPs urged to emulate former Majority Leader


Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye has urged members of parliament and Ghanaians as a whole to as a matter of urgency follow the footsteps of the late Majority Leader of Parliament Dr Kwabena Adjei who was the National Chairman of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) before his death.

According to him, late Dr. Kwabena Adjei served the nation diligently worth emulating by Ghanaian politicians, especially persons who have had opportunity to work with him.

Speaking during the filing pass of remains of former majority leader, Prof. Oquaye said Dr. Adjei lived by his conviction.

“Dr Adjei was a voice and actor of moderation in our politics at one time. He was man who was principled and showed in his various actions and activities, he went by his conviction. He could be wrong but he was sincere about the steps that he took.

“He was honest, he was not corrupt. I follow Ghanaian politics and I’m saying this in public, he was not corrupt. And it’s a quality we need for men and women in public life,” he noted.

According to the Speaker, the late former Majority Leader and MP for Nkonya-Ntsumuru lived an unparalleled political life till his death.

Dr Adjei died at 76 at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra on 12 March 2019.

Popularly referred to as “Wayoo! Wayo!”, Dr Adjei succeeded Dr Obed Asamoah as NDC Chair in 2005 and guided the party to victory in the 2008 elections, which was won by the late President J.E.A. Mills.

He is to be laid to rest tomorrow 1st June, 2019 at his hometown in Nkonya in the newly-created Oti region.

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