Ghana News Agency (Kumasi) – The New Patriotic Party has expressed shock at the passing of Sam Cudjoe, second vice-chairman of the party in the Ashanti Region.
Mr Cudjoe, who had been a core member of the NPP since the inception of the Fourth Republic in 1992, died on Friday 26 June at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi after a short illness.
“He will always be remembered for his selflessness, dedication and commitment to the party,” Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, also known as “Chairman Wontumi”, regional chairman of the NPP, told the Ghana News Agency.
Sam Cudjoe’s demise was a big blow to the party, Chairman Wontumi said, given the depth of the vice-chair’s experience and knowledge.
“Ghana’s political fraternity has lost a gem,” Antwi-Boasiako said.
The NPP regional chairman assured NPP members of the party’s resolve to support the bereaved family as they go through the grief and trauma of laying Cudjoe to rest.
Meanwhile, the regional executive of the NPP has visited the residence of the late Cudjoe in North Suntreso to commiserate with the bereaved family.