Akufo-Addo Cuts Short Europe Trip

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Over NPP Regional Chairman’s Murder

The Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has cut short his 16-day Europe tour over the death of the party’s Upper East Regional chairman, Adams Mahama.

But even before Nana Addo’s return, the NPP Chairman, Paul Afoko and NPP General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong, are being kept out of all arrangements with Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia meeting National Organizer, John Buadu and National Youth Organizer, Sammie Awuku.

In a solemn message, Nana Addo, described the incident as a sad moment for the NPP and announced that “I’m cutting short my trip to Europe to come back home and join everybody in the party and the country to say goodbye to our fallen colleague and then also, see what needs to be done.”

Adams Mahama, died yesterday at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital, following an acid attack on him on Wednesday.

He was on his way home with his wife, when some two individuals reportedly stopped his vehicle and poured the acid on him. One of the suspects, has been arrested, while the other is at large.

The situation has resulted in some violent attacks in Bolgatanga, but Nana Addo, has called for calm within the rank and file of the party.

He indicated that though the death of Adams Mahama, was tragic, all followers of the party, must desist from taking the law into their own hands.

He extended his condolences to the wife and family of the late NPP regional chairman saying, “it’s a very sad day for all of us in the NPP. I want to extend my deepest condolences to his wife and to his family. I’m calling upon the almighty God to give them the strength to bare this really terrible loss.”

The NPP flagbearer, stressed that it was imperative for all NPP members to stay calm “and be in solidarity with each other, because we don’t want anybody taking the law into their own hands or causing any kind of mess.”

“We must be very, very calm and responsible…the matter is in the hands of the Police and I believe that they should allow the Police to carry out their investigation and let’s see what comes out of it,” he insisted.

Nana Addo mentioned that he is “heartbroken” at the news because “he [Adams Mahama], was a good friend of mine, we’ve known each other for a long time and he was a very strong aide to the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama and he was a very strong party person. It’s a very sad day for the NPP.”

Meanwhile, scores of supporters of the NPP, gathered at the residence of Nana Addo’s running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, to mourn Mr. Mahama.

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