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POLITICS: Mfantseman NDC Suspends Campaigns Over Death Of NPP MP


The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Mfantseman Constituency in the Central Region says it is suspending its campaign to mourn with the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) over the death of the Member of Parliament, Ekow Quansah Hayford.

In a statement signed by the Mfantseman NDC, it said "We have been awakened with the unpleasant and extremely sad news of the barbaric murder of Hon. Ekow Quansah Hayford- MP & NPP PC for Mfantseman by unknown armed robbers according to various media reports as well as eye witness accounts of the Mfantseman Constituency NPP’s 1st Vice Chairman and we write to express our deepest condolences to the family and the NPP"


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The statement added that the NDC is calling on the Police to do everything in their power to apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime and let the law deal ruthlessly with them.

"In expressing our utmost condolences to the good people of Mfantseman, we call on the NPP  government of H. E. Nana Akufo Addo to arrest the poor security situation across the Country. We recall how some NDC Regional Executives of the Ashanti Region as well as Hon. Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu was also attacked viciously by armed robbers on their way from campaigns a few days ago as well as similar happenings in other parts of the Country" it said.

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Below is the full statement:

We have been awakened with the unpleasant and extremely sad news of the barbaric murder of Hon. Ekow Quansah Hayford- MP & NPP PC for Mfantseman by unknown armed robbers according to various media reports as well as eye witness accounts of the Mfantseman Constituency NPP’s 1st Vice Chairman and we write to express our deepest condolences to the family and the NPP.


We write to communicate the decision of the NDC PC for Mfantseman- Odziifo James Essoun to suspend his campaigns in the Constituency until Monday in honor of the death of the sitting NPP MP/PC and strongly calls on the Police to do everything in their power to apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime and let the law deal ruthlessly with them.


In expressing our utmost condolences to the good people of Mfantseman, we call on the NPP  government of H. E. Nana Akufo Addo to arrest the poor security situation across the Country.


We recall how some NDC Regional Executives of the Ashanti Region as well as Hon. Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu was also attacked viciously by armed robbers on their way from campaigns a few days ago as well as similar happenings in other parts of the Country.


We call for unity and calm in the Mfantseman Constituency and across the Country and also urge anybody with actionable intelligence to assist the police hierarchy to apprehend these criminals to do so for all of us to safeguard our peace so residents of our Constituency won’t have to live in fear.


Once again, our condolences to the family and the people of the Mfantseman Constituency. We pray and wish that those behind this barbaric act shall be hunted down and brought to justice as soon as possible.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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