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    Former Majority Leader Ossei-Aidooh in Mournful Joy @70

    Respected New Patriotic Party (NPP) stalwart and former Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Lawyer Abraham Ossei-Aidooh, was in, what can be described as one of life’s rarest twilights, this week, having to mark a year’s milestone of the passing of his dear wife, and at the same time, celebrate his attainment of the Biblically allotted fulsome age of 70.

    This bitter-sweet irony, saw one of Ghana’s most respected legal brains both visiting the cemetery, and holding a jamboree at his house in one day.

    On Monday morning, the former Member of Parliament for Tema West, visited the grave of his dearly beloved late wife, Juliana Oparebea Aidooh, to reconnect with her, as part of the commemoration of the one year remembrance of Madam Juliana, a Godfearing beautiful woman of the Immanuel Methodist Church in Tema Community 11.

    This was before a memorial service at the Emmanuel Methodist Church at Tema Community 11.

    As part of the commemoration, prayers were led for the gentle soul of Mama Juliana in the bosom of The Lord she ardently served while here on earth.

    Other symbolic rituals were the singing of hymns, and the reading of tributes and eulogies to the late soul mate of Lawyer Aidooh.

    But from the Tema Community 9 cemetery, Lawyer   Abraham Ossei-Aidooh, together with loved ones, including friends, family, church members and well-wishers headed back home straight into a  birthday bash to celebrate his 70th birthday in a grand style with his respected such as Edward Ababio, alias Opuler, a former chairman of the Tema Premier Tennis Club and a Petroleum Engineer of the GNPC, a businessman with high pedigree and Mike Offei, Yaw Baffoe, a diplomat who is known in international circles and liked by many because of his Godfearing nature and impact at the World Bank and the IMF, Napoleon Wobil, a petro-chemical engineer who has travelled extensively, Dr. Michael Quarshie, brilliant chairman of the Tema Premier Tennis Club and his hardworking executives, Ken Mpare, executives secretary of the KGL Foundation, Oti Boakye Yiadom, a retired banker, Alhaji Farouk, alias Bobby, a businessman, Sir I.B Armah, a retired engineer, Michael Adade Foli, a leading member of the Premier Tennis Club and Martin Boakye, a heavyweight businesswoman were in attendance  to show to their friend, Ossei Aidooh.

    Because of the birthday bash, the Community 9 home of Lawyer Aidooh became the cynosure of attention as many roads led to the place.

    Among the dignitaries in attendance were Majority Leader, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, Rukimini Daiki, a Banker, Afia Boadiwaa,a Businesswoman, Aubrey Aidooh, Lawyer,  Ausbert Aidooh, a USA-based pilot and son of the former Majority Leader, Members of Parliament, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembly heads and members of the ruling NPP.

    At the party, Lawyer Aidooh was buffeted roundabout with praise as well-wisher after well-wisher testified about how generous and helpful he has been to them.

    The grateful persons who praised lawyer Aidooh ranged from staff from his law firm, members of the NPP in the Tema Constituency and even members of the Tema Premier Tennis Club, to which lawyer Aidooh belongs.

    “For all that Lawyer Aidooh has done, all we can say is thank you to him. We pray that God continues to bless him with the kind generous heart that he has had all this while and increase even more, his days on earth,” said Lawyer Richard Akpokavi, a Partner at Lawyer Aidooh’s law firm.

    Another praise came from Mr. Edward Ababio who acclaimed lawyer Ossei-Aidooh as an invaluable contributor to the Sport of Lawn Tennis.

    “I have never met a gentleman so passionate about lawn tennis as Lawyer Abraham Ossei Aidooh.
    Members of the club were there in their numbers, gracing both the memorial for Mrs Juliana Aidooh and the 70th birthday party of Lawyer Ossei-Aidooh.

    Speaker after speaker at the colourful ceremony celebrated Hon. Abraham Ossei Aidooh for helping many people in diverse ways.

    The respected physically beautiful ladies who flooded the venue for the “chop-chop” include Deborah M. Sawer, alias Derbby, welfare officer of the Tema Premier Tennis Club, Dorcas Rhule, a businesswoman and Rhoda Ekuma, also a businesswoman.
    Brilliant Lawyers such as Sam Kyere and Richard Akpokavie were among the high profile personalities at the function.


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