The former General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress Dr Josiah Aryeh has died.
He died after a long and protracted illness, Joy News has heard. Details about his death are sketchy.
A lawyer by training and a law lecturer at the Ghana Law School, Josiah is more prominent for his role as General Secretary of the NDC prior to the 2004 elections.
He however resigned from the party after he was suspended for allegedly collecting a bribe from the then governing New Patriotic Party.
He joined the Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings led National Democratic Party where he was named chairman at an October 13 2012 congress. Mrs Rawlings who was the party’s presidential candidate was however disqualified from contesting in the elections.
Born in James Town in Accra in 1958, Dr Nii Armah Josiah Aryeh 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.