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I’ve lost good, invaluable counselor – Akufo-Addo mourns C.K Tedam

President Akufo-Addo has described the demise of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) stalwart,  Clement Kubindiwor Tedam as a big void not only in the NPP family and Ghana, but also in his personal life.

For him, Tedam was a source of good, invaluable counsel; adding “I will miss him dearly.”

Mr. Akufo-Addo mourning the NPP’s Council of Elders Chair said:”I extend my deepest condolences to the Paga Pio, Charles Awia Awamampaga, to his family and to the New Patriotic Party, and to all the people of Ghana, who have suffered a great loss in the departure of their faithful servant. May his soul rest and abide in the bosom of the Almighty until the last day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again.”

The teacher cum veteran politician who was 94 passed on in his sleep at his home in Accra on Thursday night.

A member of the royal family of Paga in the Upper East Region of Ghana, C.K Tedam first won election to Parliament as an Independent Candidate in 1954.

He was a founding member of the Northern People’s Party. He stood and won another election to parliament in 1956 on the ticket of the Northern People’s Party, NPP. He also served as a Minister of Local Government during the regime of the Supreme Military Council (Ghana).

C K. Tedam was a member of the Council of State during the regime of John Kufuor. He is a founding member of the New Patriotic Party.

He became the Chairman of the Party’s Council of elders during the time the NPP went in Opposition after 2008. As at May 2015 he was the Chairman of the Council.

He was the son of Pagapio Tedam and the brother of Pagapio Awampaga. Before entering parliament, C.K. Tedam had been a teacher. He, however, comes from a political party.

His niece, Catherine Tedam won the by-election and represented the Chiana Paga Constituency as an MP during the administration of Kofi Abrefa Busia. He was married to Winifred Tedam, daughter and sister of Chiefs J.K. Karbo and Abeifa Karbo of Lawra. C. K. Tedam has six children. He is a Catholic and a Kasena by tribe. Facebook Twitter Google+

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