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Ex-NDC general sec. Josiah Aryeh dies at 64

Dr Josiah Aryeh and Nana Akufo Addo
A former General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress Dr Josiah Aryeh is dead after battling a protracted illness.

He died at 64 years.

According to party sources, Dr. Aryeh who fell out with the party passed on at the 37 Military Hospital on Tuesday.

He was a professor of law and a teacher at the Ghana School of Law.

Dr. Aryeh was suspended by the NDC in 2004 over bribery allegations in relation to the then governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He later joined the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2012 as the National Chairman of the party but took the backstage and allowed Dr. Nana Asare Bediako to take over his position in 2016 because he was battling with health issues.

He was born in James Town in Accra in 1958. He attended Accra High and Achimota School for his O and A level education before proceeding to read History and Law at the University of Ghana. He was called to the Bar in 1983.

In April 1984 he left for the UK for his postgraduate education, where he obtained LLM (LSE), Certificate in Law Teaching (UC, London) and PhD (SOAS). He returned to Ghana in January 1998 as a private legal practitioner and Lecturer at his alma mater.

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