The Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP) on Tuesday paid tribute to the memory of the late Lawyer Antwi Nimo, a former Deputy Minister of The Interior in the Third Republic, who died in London, on June 2, this year.
Lawyer Antwi Nimo, who hails from the Bretuo Family of Kyekyewere in the Afigya Kwabre North District, Ashanti Region, later became the Ashanti Regional Minister just before the 1981 Revolution, which overthrew the Dr Hilla Limann Government.
A CPP tribute signed by Mr John B. Daniels, Deputy General Secretary of the party, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said Lawyer Antwi Nimo was a member of the GHANASSO, the CPP Students’ Union at the University of Ghana, Legon, in the 1960s.
It said after the overthrow of the Limann administration, Lawyer Antwi Nimo went into exile in the Ivory Coast with other Ghanaians.
He was instrumental in organising Ghanaiansin exile, including politicians, businessmen and ex-soldiers into a formidable Ghanaian exile community in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in opposition to the Provincial National Defence Council (PNDC) military junta.
Lawyer Antwi Nimo did not end his endeavors in the Ivory Coast, as he continued to the United Kingdom, where he was a strong force among the Ghanaian community in opposition to the PNDC, according to the eulogy.
It said he became the Chairman of the Peoples Convention Party (PCP) and later the CPP, the UK and the Northern Ireland branch, when the ban on political activities in Ghana was lifted in the Fourth Republic.
Lawyer Antwi-Nimo used part of this law office accommodation as the CPP office in London.
“Though during the latter years of his life, he was incapacitated by an illness for some time, he never forgot his CPP,” the tribute said of Lawyer Antwi Nimo. -GNA