Accra, March 19, GNA - Former President Jerry John Rawlings has paid tribute to the late Dr. Kwabena Adjei, the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) party chairman, describing him as a strong and passionate man who lived his conviction.
The former President, who is also the founder of the (NDC), said he had a great deal of respect for Dr. Adjei because he stood for his beliefs and was not a materialist.
In a press release signed by Kobina Andoh Amoakwa, in charge of the Communications Directorate and copied the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the Former President described the late Adjei as a fighter during a call on his family at his Agboba residence at the outskirts of Accra on Monday.
Former President Rawlings said the deceased was, however, very sad and disappointed about a lot of things.
“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,” adding that the former chairman was hurt about the loss of the value systems of the party.
He also urged the family to stay strong and united during this difficult period and expressed the hope that his children will carry some of his fighting spirit.
Dr. Anthony Dzegede, an associate of the former President and a good friend of Dr. Adjei, who knew him 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 humorous 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.