The late former General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, was a man who was never shy of the cameras.
The affable lawyer and politician always had something to say to the media whenever he was stopped for an interview.
Call him controversial and Sir John won’t mind, one thing was guaranteed though, he will grant that the interviiew and there sure will be quotable quotes and sound bite for radio and TV.
The former CEO of the Forestry Commission died on Wednesday after testing positive for Covid-19.
Sir John had previously served as General Secretary of the governing NPP between 2010 and 2014.
In July 2013, Mr Kwadwo Afriyie was summoned to the Supreme Court of Ghana because he had made some potentially contemptuous comments.
He had criticised the Court for its actions in a criminal contempt case involving Sammy Awuku of the New Patriotic Party.
This was after he had implied that the justices’ continuous mention of public radio discussions on cases that were before the court was a ploy by the court to curtail people from expressing themselves.
TV personality Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as ‘Delay, also revealed on her Instagram page that she spoke to the deceased last week.
The shocked broadcaster said, “…we spoke for more than 12 minutes, so what’s really happening…I can’t handle this…”