R.I.P Former NDC General Secretary Josiah Aryeh reported dead

Dr Aryeh resurfaced on the political scene in 2012 as the National Chairman of the Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings’ National Democratic Party (NDP).

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Former General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Nii Armah Josiah Aryeh has passed on at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.

According to reports, he has been battling illness in the past weeks.

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Shortly after 2004 elections, he was suspended from the General Secretary position following allegations of intended defection for monetary gains. The allegations have since proven to be false and he remains an NDC member.

Dr Aryeh resurfaced on the political scene in 2012 as the National Chairman of the Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings’ National Democratic Party (NDP).

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He's a lawyer by training and a law lecturer at the Ghana Law School.

Dr Nii Armah Josiah-Aryeh was born in 1958 at Jamestown in Accra. From Accra High School and Achimota School, he read English, Modern History and Law at University of Ghana and was active in student politics.

He was called to the Bar in 1983. In April 1984 he left for the UK on self-financed postgraduate education, where he obtained LLM (LSE), Certificate in Law Teaching (UC, London) and PhD (SOAS).

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He returned to Ghana in January 1998 as a private legal practitioner and Lecturer at his alma mater

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