Social media has erupted with condolences following the death of former General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John.
He is reported to have died in Accra on Wednesday after a short illness.
Until his death, Sir John was the CEO of the Forestry Commission.
Some well-wishers took to social media to share their condolences with the family of Sir John.
Sir John was one of the people that convinced President @NAkufoAddo to run for the third time. I remember how he told the president that even if he’s in a wheel chair, he’s going to push him around to campaign. I wonder how Akufo-Addo must be feeling.— RexOmarrr1 (@RexOmarrr1) July 1, 2020
Rip Sir John. It’s frightening how people are dying and no one is paying attention to the warnings of the Medical Council. Maybe our Covid is now starting and our leaders need to pay attention. Rip Sir John aka ‘Fear Delegates’— Ebow Sam-Monney (@Monney001) July 1, 2020
Deeply saddened by the death of Sir John.— tettey abindale (@Ashong_Tettey) July 1, 2020
Such a people’s person.
Same pleasant guy you know and hear of; exactly same guy when you meet him.
Oh! Ohh! Oh!!!— Ñänä ¥@W🇬🇭🇬🇧 (@nanayaw_antwi) July 1, 2020
Sir John, he was a very good teacher. RIP Sir! Damirifa Duei!
Oh Sir John this is unbelievable— Wo wofa Kojo💥 (@kojo_mufasah) July 1, 2020
Sir John is dead I’m hearing? oh my Goodness 2020 be some year o Ei— Rayden-T. 🇨🇩🇨🇩 (@SammyBLM) July 1, 2020
Not only do we have to fear delegates,we must fear death as well,Rest well Senior Patriot… Sir John ! 💙💙💙💙💙💙😭😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️— Roban Donor (@DonorRoban) July 1, 2020
Just weeks ago this video was trending, now you no more. Oh Sir John 💔 pic.twitter.com/9isZjQRHn6— ARMANI🤴🏾BLACKWELL (@kinjorge) July 1, 2020
Rest well Sir John.— NPP (@NPPmedia) July 1, 2020
A Father, brother, mentor to many and a great asset to the NPP. pic.twitter.com/DKatwT1qbY
Ooh my fav. Politician 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺 ooh sir John pic.twitter.com/oitU9Vdzzt— Shatta Dede (krobo lady still 😂🤣) (@donkorolivia5) July 1, 2020
I’ve missed hearing from Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka ‘Sir John’ on radio and TV.
This interview with @delayghana in June 2015 is arguably one of the best.
His humor is top notch. pic.twitter.com/5z2s9qvrc7— Tutankhamun. (@Obiba_) June 30, 2020