The president, Nana Addo has eulogized Sir John at his funeral which is happening at his hometown, Sakra Wonoo in the Ashanti Region.
According to Nana Addo, the late Sir John was the first person to believe in him, to make him feel that it is possible for him to become a president.
He says that it happened after the 2012 election petition where Sir John stood by him and made utterances that uplifted his spirit forever.
He says following that, he just knew he was someone who can be trusted, a true friend and a loyalist.
Speaking at his funeral, he said;
“…Make no mistake, Nana will lead NPP even if he is in a wheelchair…. Indeed, while few and the NPP could believe in me again, he had over-declared me as presidential candidate for the party for the 2016 elections three clear years ahead of time. Perhaps he had seen something others have not. For me, that statement in 2013 reinforced my belief that I can always count on Sir John as a true and true Akufo-Addo loyalist and someone I could call a good friend.”
Sir John was finally laid to rest yesterday, Thursday June 3rd at his hometown after being in the morgue for a year.
Before his death, he was the CEO of the forestry commission. He served as the general secretary of the NPP too. May his soul find rest.