Campaign activities of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Savannah Region have been put on hold.
This follows the unfortunate demise of Abu Kamara, the party’s parliamentary candidate for Yapei-Kusawgu.
Abu Kamara died in a car crash on Friday when he was returning to Tamale after inspecting a project in the constituency.
“On the instructions of the Savannah Regional Chairman, Alhaji Sulemana Iddrisu (Prof Kalamonia) and the Regional Council of Elders, all campaign activities in the Region are suspended with immediate effect”, the Savannah Regional NPP noted in a statement.
Regional party executives have also 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; Hon. Abu Kamara, Mr Kotochi Majeed and Mr Adam Abu. We mourn with the families in these trying times. May the Good lord grant them Jannat-al Firdaus. Amen”, the statement added.
Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has also suspended all of its campaign activities in the Constituency for the next three days to mourn with the bereaved family.
Abu Kamara reportedly crashed into an articulated truck and died on the spot at the Datoyili police barrier.
He died alongside an aide and one other passenger.
The crash occurred at about 10:39 pm on Friday night.
The remains of the two were deposited at the Tamale Teaching hospital morgue.
Abu Kamara was gearing up to meet the National Democratic Congress' John Jinapor in the polls on December 7.
He will be buried today, Saturday, October 17, 2020, in accordance with Islamic customs.