Dr. Bawumia commiserated with the bereaved family, and said the deceased “was fearless and was not cowed by arbitrary use of power.”

The former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana passed away in the early hours of Sunday at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

He served as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral until his unfortunate demise.

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Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

His death was confirmed in a statement by the Executive Director of the National Cathedral Secretariat, Paul Opoku-Mensah.

In a Facebook post, the Vice President said the late Rev. Dr. Asante-Antwi served Ghana diligently.

“I have learnt with shock the passing of Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Asante Antwi, a founding member of the New Patriotic Party, former Council of State member under President Kufuor, former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana and until his death, the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the National Cathedral Project,” Dr. Bawumia wrote.

“He really played an integral role in the transition from military regime to democratic dispensation.

“My condolences to the immediate family, the Church and his loved ones. I will miss Papa. Rest in peace man of God until we meet again,” he added.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia's Facebook post
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia's Facebook post

The late man of God became the ninth President of the Conference of the Methodist Church of Ghana when he was inducted into office in 1997.