Former President Jerry John Rawlings has described the former party chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Kwabena Adjei, as a person who stood for the ethos of transparency, probity and accountability.
In a tribute, the former President stated that Dr Adjei was not a materialist but a fighter who was very and disappointed about a lot of things with the party.
He said “Adjei was disappointed in terms of our own weaknesses as a party. He was disappointed about the politics of our party and the fact that it had been monetized and held hostage. He was hurt about the loss of the value systems of the party.”
The founder of the NDC noted that Dr Kwabena Adjei was a very strong and passionate man who lived his conviction.
Jerry John Rawlings made this known when he visited the family of the late Dr Kwabena Adjei at his Agboba residence in the outskirts of Accra and urged the family to stay strong and united during this difficult period.
He, therefore, expressed the hope that his children will carry some of his fighting spirit.
An associate of the former President and good friend of Dr Adjei, Dr Anthony Dzegede, who knew Dr Adjei from his Nigeria days said as a thinker and a philosopher, it was only natural that Dr Adjei became a politician.
Dr Dzegede described the late Adjei as a genius with brilliant ideas, witty and full of humourous insinuations.
The late Dr Adjei served as party chairman from 2005 to 2014. Prior to that, he had a rich political history, serving in several capacities under the PNDC and NDC governments.