Tributes have poured in coupled with condolences to the Methodist Church Ghana following the passing of its Presiding Bishop Rev. Dr. Samuel Asante-Antwi.
The latest to add his voice is Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, who on Sunday eulogized the late bishop.
Rev. Asante- Antwi died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on Saturday night, September 12, after a short illness.
In a Facebook post to convey his condolences, Dr Bawumia said: "I have learned with shock the passing of Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Asante-Antwi, a founding member of the New Patriotic Party, former Council of State member under President Kufuor, and former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, Ghana.
Until his death, Most Rev. Asante-Antwi was the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the National Cathedral Project.
Vice President Bawumia stated that Rev. Dr. Asante-Antwi served Ghana diligently, and played an integral role in the transition from military regime to democratic dispensation.
He described him as a "fearless man who was not cowed by arbitrary use of power".
"My condolences to the immediate family, the Church and his loved ones, the Vice President wrote.
"I will miss Papa. Rest in peace man of God until we meet again."