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Joseph B. Dauda Dies In Ghana
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Jun 2, 2017, 17:00
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The death is reported of former Minister of Foreign Affairs in the APC government.

 

He passed away yesterday 1stJune 2017 in Ghana, aged 72. The circumstances of his death have not been officially announced, but it is believed he had been ill for some time.


Joseph B. Dauda will be remembered by many as the opposition SLPP politician who defected to the ruling APC in 2011, after his appointment by president Koroma as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Until recently, he served in the APC government as Minister of Internal Affairs but was forced to retire due to ill health.

 

Late Hon J. B. Dauda, Rest In Peace Sir.

 

J.B Dauda as he is fondly called was born on the 24th of December, 1942,  in the village of Bambawo in the Nongowa Chiefdom, and  attended the Fourah Bay College (University of Sierra Leone) in 1964 to 1967, where he studied History. He then went to the UK where he studied Law at the University of London. He returned to Sierra Leone where he practiced law from 1972 to 1986, when he then decided to embark on a career change to become a full-time politician. In 1986 he contested and won parliamentary election for his Kenema constituency.

 

In 1987 to 1988 he served in the APC government of Joseph Saidu Momoh as Minister of State in the Office of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice. But he was then moved to the Trade ministry where he also became a minister. J.B was appointed as Attorney-General and Minister of Justice in 1991, until the APC government was overthrown by the NPRC government.

 

It took another eight years before JB could return to mainstream politics, but as Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, under the elected SLPP government of President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah in 1999. And in 2002 he was transferred to the Ministry of finance to help the SLPP government stabilise the economy.

 

J.B Dauda’s presidential ambition was to become the catalyst that unravelled his relationships with the SLPP. In 2005, J.B Dauda was rejected by the rank and file members of the SLPP, when he put forward his name for election as the party’s 2007 presidential candidate at the national convention in Makeni. He along with the other aspiring presidential candidates were defeated by the incumbent vice-president Solomon Berewa.

 

On the 4th of December, 2010, J.B Dauda was sent a letter of suspension from the SLPP for accepting an appointment offer from the ruling APC, to join the Koroma government as Minister of  Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Not only did J.B Dauda accepted the Koroma offer, but to add further humiliation to the SLPP’s embarrassment, he tendered his resignation from the SLPP and joined the ruling APC as a member.

 

J.B Dauda will be fondly missed by his family at home and abroad. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


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