*Welcome to the new crop of black parliamentarians
– Ade Sawyerr
In 1983 some Black candidates who attempted to stand for the Labour Party were deselected because their selection involved Black Sections, a group within the party that had not been endorsed by the leadership.
To some of us, 1987 represented the fulfilment of the Black political struggle in Britain when four black people took their seats in the Houses of Parliament. That this happened under Margaret Thatcher who, barely ten years earlier, talked about the ‘swamping’ of this small island by numerous people from the New Commonwealth, was in itself a remarkable achievement.
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I am privileged to have been asked to pay this tribute to a man who I considered a legend in his own lifetime, a man who I greatly respected because he gave us one of the greatest football clubs in Ghana, Accra Great Olympics. I stand here today representing all members of AGOSU, Accra Great Olympics Supporters Union in the diaspora.
On this day of this Memorial and Thanksgiving Service, we must also celebrate the life of this hero of ours who lived a very long, full and accomplished life, full of excellence in its differing aspects and yet retaining all the humility of a modest man.
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