Patience Gbeze, GNA
Accra, Feb. 22, GNA – The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Friday mourned three of its departed compatriots with a minute’s silence prior to its media conference, in Accra, on its Presidential Primary on, Saturday, February 23.
They are Mr Lee Ocran, a former Minister of Education; and High Commissioner to South Africa, who passed on, at Thursday dawn, after battling with illness for a while.
The rest are Dr Charles Korankye, a member of the Council of Elders in the Central Region and Wasiru Iddrisu, who was shot last Monday by some members of the Hawk Vigilante Group, linked to the Party, at its Regional headquarters, in Kumasi.
Mr Johnson Asiedu-Nketia, the General Secretary of the Party, solemnly announced that within one week the NDC had lost three stalwarts and extended its condolences to the bereaved families.
Mr Ocran, who was a former Member of Parliament for Jomoro Constituency, was also the immediate past Vice Chairman of the NDC.
In 2004, he became a member of the Manifesto Committee of the Party and also served as the Board Chairman of the Volta River Authority, under the John Dramani Mahama regime.