9:28, 08.Oct 2018
The Functional Executive Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has declared a three-day mourning period in honour of the late national chairman of the party, Dr Kwabena Adjei.
Dr Adjei died on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 after a long illness.
The NDC, in a statement signed by its General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, directed all party flags to fly at half-mast and a suspension of all party activities during the three-day mourning period.
As a result, a scheduled NEC meeting and the induction ceremony of former President John Dramani Mahama as the flag bearer of the party billed for Wednesday, 13 March 2019, has been postponed.
Dr Adjei, until his passing, was a member of the Council of Elders of the party, a former member of parliament for Biakoye Constituency, a former PNDC Deputy Secretary of the Volta Region and former PNDC Deputy Secretary of Industries, Science & Technology.
He also served as a former Minister of Lands & Forestry, former Minister of Food & Agriculture and former Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in the 4th Republic.