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Dr. Afriyie Akoto suspends campaign over Theresa Kufuor’s demise

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Flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has suspended his campaign tour of the Ashanti Region in honour of former First Lady, Theresa Kufuor.

This follows the announcement of the death of the wife of former President John Agyekum Kufuor on Sunday, October 1.

Having been Ghana’s First Lady from January 7, 2001, to January 6, 2009, Madam Theresa died at the age of 87.

Speaking to the media in Kumasi, Dr. Afriyie Akoto said he would have to return to Accra to mourn with the former president and his family.

He said his team had it in mind to start his biggest and final campaign in his home region ahead of the November 4 polls to elect the NPP’s flagbearer for 2024.

However, the death of the former First Lady will make the tour impossible.

“So, this week-long campaign to meet with delegates will be suspended. We will be going back to Accra to mourn with the former President and return after,” he added.

Mrs Kufuor died at her home in Peduase surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 1. She was 87.

The former Agric Minister is part of four politicians who will lock horns on November 4, 2023 in the NPP presidential primary.

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