Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs has described the late Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as a disciplinarian.
Allotey Jacobs wondered why Central Region is losing leaders who occupy high offices in the country.
â€œI am very saddened and the whole of Central Region is mourning. Sometimes I ask myself why all these are happening.
â€œIt all started when Kow Nkensen Arkaah who was then the vice president and hails from the Central Region died, then former President Mills and now Amissah Arthur. Itâ€™s very sad. We really need to pray because we donâ€™t understand why leaders who will rise to a high office in our region diesâ€ he cried.
Amissah Arthur collapsed at the Airforce Gym on Friday morning during a workout session and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Amissah-Arthur was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from August 6, 2012, until January 7, 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama. Previously, he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.
He was sworn in as Vice-President on August 6, 2012, following vetting by the Parliament.
He was nominated by Former President John Dramani Mahama to be the vice-president a week after Mahama himself was sworn in. This followed the death of President John Atta Mills on July 24, 2012.
Speaking on Asempa FMâ€™s Ekosii Sen Friday, Mr Allotey Jacobs said the party has since the demise of the late former Vice President suspended all activities including constituency elections in the region.
He said the party has lost a gallant and a truthful comrade whose works will never be forgotten.