Prof Alabi, JJ Rawlings and Kofi Portuphy
National Democratic Congress(NDC) Presidential candidate aspirant, Professor Joshua Alabi, has paid tribute to the former Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku, Ruben Nii Nortey Duah, describing him as a great person who was devoted to his profession as sportsman and a politician.
According to the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), the late former Ledzokuku MP would forever be missed.
Late Nii Nortey Duah was also a Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports under late former President John Evans Atta Mills administration of the NDC.
Beforegoing to parliament, Nii Nortey Duah lectured at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) for a while after he left the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) as a host and Presenter.
Prof Alabi joined other bigwigs of the NDC including former President Jerry John Rawlings, National Chairman, Kofi Portuphy, General Secretary Johnson Aseidu Nketiah, Minority Leadership in parliament and MPs, and host of other NDC party faithful.
Speaking at the memorial services ground on Monday, Prof Alabi said Nii Notey Duah was a “great man as well as a devout Sportsman. He brought smiles on the faces of many, especially the people of Ledzokuku and Ghanaians in general.”
He said the late former Ledzokuku MP would be celebrated for his hard work, stating, “I celebrate his memory and feel proud he was a great man,” the NDC presidential candidate aspirant said.
A football galla was last Sunday organized in his honour at Teshie, by the people of Ledzokuku with support from NDC members in the constituency and the current MP, Bernard Oko Boye, of the New Patriotic Party.
The late Dua was Member of Parliament for the Ledzokuku Constituency in the Greater Accra Region between 2008 and 2012.
Ahead of the 2012 general election, he was beaten in the party’s primaries by former Miss Ghana winner Benita Sena Okity-Duah.
He attempted a comeback prior to the 2016 general election, but lost again to Okity-Duah in the NDC’s parliamentary primaries.
Sources:www.therepublicnewsonline/Felix Engsalige Nyaaba