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United in grief – Flags fly at half-mast as NPP mourns slain MP

New Patriotic Party flags are flying at half-mast in the next seven days as a mark of respect to the late Mfantseman MP, Ekow Quansah, who died on Friday.

“The regional party also directs an immediate suspension of all campaign activities in the region for the next three days in honor of the memory of the late Member of Parliament, Hon Ekow Kwansah, who was gruesomely murdered at the dawn of Friday, 9th October, when he was returning from a campaign tour”, a statement signed by Central Regional Secretay of the NPP, Richard Takyi-Mensah read.

The NPP has since condemned the “horrible crime” and wants security agencies to bring perpetrators to book.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) said in a statement that the decision is in honour of the late Ekow Quansah Hayford who was shot and killed by unknown assailants at about 1 am on Friday.

“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 honour of the death of the sitting NPP MP/PC”, a statement from the NDC read.

“[We] strongly call 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”, the statement further continued.

“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”, it added.

The incident comes barely 48 hours after some NDC campaign team members were attacked by armed robbers on the Hemang-Ejuratia road in the Ashanti Region.

At least four persons were attacked in the process.

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