NPP to select new parliamentary candidate for Yapei-Kusawgu constituency

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is searching for a parliamentary candidate to replace their late parliamentary candidate for Yapei-Kusawgu in the Savannah Region, Abu Kamara, who died in a car crash last week. 

Mr Kamara, who has since been buried, died while returning to Tamale in the Northern Region after inspecting a project in his constituency.

In a statement signed by John Boadu, the General Secretary of the NPP, said the party has tasked its National Steering Committee to work towards getting a nomination for the constituency in line with the NPP’s rules and regulations.

“The National Executive Committee also, in accordance with Article 10(10)(1) of the party’s constitution, empowered the National Steering Committee to find a replacement for the NPP’s Parliamentary Candidate for Yapei-Kusawgu, Mr. Kamara, who sadly lost his life, together with two others on Friday, October 16, 2020, in a fatal car accident,” it said.

In a statement, the Savannah Regional NPP also said on the instructions of the Savannah Regional Chairman, Alhaji Sulemana Iddrisu and the Regional Council of Elders, all campaign activities in the region are suspended with immediate effect and
directed that all party flags should fly at half-mast.

“These directives are in line with the party’s respect and condolence to the families of our deceased heroes, Messrs Kamara, Kotochi Majeed and Adam Abu, we mourn with the families in these trying times and may the Good Lord grant them Jannat-al Firdaus. Ameen,” it added.

Mr Kamara died after his car crashed into a truck at the Datoyili police barrier, he died alongside an aide and one other passenger, the crash occurred at 10:39 pm on Friday and he was buried on Saturday, October 17, in accordance with Islamic customs.

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