By: Ewoenam Kpodo | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Volta Regional Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Joseph Homenya has backed calls for a state burial for former Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Kwabena Adjei.
There had been suggestions from people including the Volta Regional Secretary of the NDC, James Gunu for a state burial in honour of the former Chairman who died on Tuesday morning at the Ridge Hospital in Accra.
The argument for this call was that Dr. Adjei had contributed a lot to the country’s democracy and development.
Dr. Adjei before his death served as Minister of Lands and Forestry, Minister of Food and Agriculture and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.
He was also a member of the Council of Elders of the NDC, a former Member of Parliament for Biakoye Constituency, a former PNDC Deputy Secretary for Volta Region and Former PNDC Deputy Secretary for Industries, Science and Technology.
Speaking on West FM’s morning show, West Breakfast Drive on Thursday, Mr. Homenya agreed that a state burial for the late Dr. Adjei would be in place as he served the nation in his lifetime.
According to him, he believed that should the call become louder and persistent and get to the listening President Nana Akufo-Addo, he would take appropriate actions to give Dr. Adjei, a befitting burial.
The NPP Regional Secretary said this while reacting to a press release from the National announcing the upcoming Extraordinary Regional Annual Delegates Conference of the party occasioned by the recently created six new regions across the country including Oti out of the Volta Region.
The Conference slated for May 4 will have officers elected to fill vacant regional executive positions in Volta as well as Oti as according to Mr. Homenya, the current leadership has officers from both divides.
For the directives, he said that the current executives could choose to be in either Volta or Oti where they would maintain their current positions.
He continued that should any officer be desirous of contesting for a different position, s/he would have to vacate his/her current position to be eligible to contest for the new position thereby rendering the position s/he was occupying, vacant for fresh nominations to be filed.