The former CEO of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka Sir John was laid to rest on 3rd June 2021 at Sakra Wonoo in the Ashanti Region.
President Akufo-Addo who was present at Sir John’s funeral made a revelation about the onetime General secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP).
Akufo-Addo while speaking at the funeral grounds disclosed that Sir John was a loyal friend and a true Akufo-Addo loyalist.
According to President Akufo-Addo, Sir John was the first person to believe in him after he lost the 2012 election petition.
“…Make no mistake, Nana will lead NPP even if he is in a wheelchair…. Indeed, while few and the NPP could believe in me again, he had over-declared me as presidential candidate for the party for the 2016 elections three clear years ahead of time. Perhaps he had seen something others have not. For me, that statement in 2013 reinforced my belief that I can always count on Sir John as a true and true Akufo-Addo loyalist and someone I could call a good friend,” Nana Akufo-Addo Addo said.