Former President Jerry John Rawlings has expressed his condolences to the family of former Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, who passed away on Friday.
According to the former president, the news â€œhas come as a shockâ€.
Mr Amissah-Arthur died at the 37 Military Hospital after he collapsed during a morning work-out.
He is said to have been in good health and had even been in the Central Region last weekend for the National Democratic Congressâ€™ constituency elections.
NDCâ€™s National Organiser Kofi Adams had even told TV3 at the 37 Military Hospital on Friday that Mr Amissah-Arthur was part of a long meeting at the partyâ€™s headquarters in Adabraka the day before.
â€œPaa Kwesi @KBAmissahArthur was a consummate professional who exercised his duties with dignity and humility,â€ Mr Rawlings wrote on Twitter.
â€œMy sincere condolences to his family. Fare thee well. Sirâ€.
This has come as a shock. Paa Kwesi @KBAmissahArthur was a consummate professional who exercised his duties with dignity and humility. My sincere condolences to his family. Fare thee well, Sir.
— Jerry John Rawlings (@officeofJJR) June 29, 2018
The NDC, which Mr Rawlings founded, has indicated that a line of activities will be rolled out soon to give a â€œglowing and befittingâ€ tribute to their 2012 and 2016 vice presidential candidate.