The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has eulogized the late John Ndebugre, the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Zebilla who died at age 72.
His demise occurred on Friday, May 6 at his residence in Zebilla in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region.
He died after a short illness. Mr Ndebugre was a member of the Fourth Parliament of the Fourth Republic. The private legal practitioner left behind a wife and four children.
In a statement reacting to this matter, Mr Iddrisu said “I received with shock news of the passing of Hon. John Akparibo Ndebugre, former Member of Parliament for Zebilla. Hon. Nde, as we affectionately referred to him, was a man of conviction and tenacity. He never shied away from expressing his views, even if they were considered unpopular by some sections of the public.
“John Ndebugre served both the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) and the People’s National Convention (PNC). During his days with the PNDC and through to the PNC, he spoke truth to power. He was tough yet affable; he mingled freely with both his contemporaries and the young.
“Even after leaving Parliament in 2009, he remained active in the public space. This he did through his regular media engagements on political, social and legal issues.
“Akparibo Ndebugre was an illustrious son of the Upper East Region and was pivotal in finding a lasting peace to the conflict in Bawku. John Ndebugre has indeed served his country and the people of Zebilla. The nation has lost a veritable political and legal icon.
“I extend my sincere condolences to his wife, children, family and the good people of Zebilla and ask that they trust in Almighty God to fill the vacuum created by his demise. Fare thee well, Hon. Nde; my Friend and Uncle. We pray for eternal rest of his soul.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana