Dr. Kwabena Adjei, who is a former National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has been confirmed dead.
Reports indicate that he died on Tuesday morning at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, formerly Ridge hospital.
The politician who was the chairman when the NDC won power in 2008 had been battling with a protracted sickness.
His death comes just three days after he celebrated his 76th birthday.
Dr. Adjei graduated with a Ph.D. (Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, the U.K in 1973.
He ventured into politics in 1978, getting elected as a Council Member of the Jasikan District Council in the Volta region.