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Ghanaians are saddened by the death of former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, just a week after he was celebrated on social media handle, Twitter.

He was celebrated after a snippet of his interview with Delay popped up.

The renowned lawyer-cum-politician passed away Wednesday evening, July 1 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Sir John dies

He was admitted on Thursday, June 25 and was moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) when he started experiencing breathing difficulties, where he was subsequently placed on a ventilator but could not survive the virus.

Sir John, until his death was the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission. He also served as the General Secretary of the NPP from 2010 to 2014.

Reacting to news of his death, some Ghanaians took to their Twitter handles to pay tribute to the astute politician who was revered and loved by many across the political divide.

Below are some of the tributes paid to the politician:

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