Vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has described his departed predecessor, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur as “a first class gentleman”.

The former vice president died shortly after being rushed to the 37 Military Hospital when he reportedly collapsed while at the Airforce Base Gym early Friday morning.

Amissah-Arthur was an economist, academic and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Mahama.

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Paying tribute to the former Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Bawumia noted the late Veep “dutifully served” the nation.

“I received with shock and sadness the sudden death of my predecessor, His Excellency Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, former Vice President of the Republic.

“He dutifully served our nation in the high offices of Governor of the Bank of Ghana and Vice President of the Republic,” the Vice-president said in a Facebook post.

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Dr. Bawumia stated: “He was always civil and can be described as a first class gentleman. My condolences to his family, wife, children, the NDC fraternity, and the entire nation. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.”

 Below is his facebook post