- The wife of the late New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP, Ekow Hayford, has been chosen to replace her husband on the ticket of the party
- This was reportedly decided by the party at a meeting
- The MP was murdered in a suspected armed-robbery case on Friday, October 7, 2020
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The NPP has chosen the wife of the murdered NPP MP, Ekow Hayford, as his replacement for the party in the upcoming December elections.
The wife, Ophelia Hayford, is an Assitant Superintendent of Police (ASP), was reportedly selected by the party at a meeting held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
This is in line with the Section 4 of the Public Elections Regulations 2020, C.I. 127, which states that: “Where at the close of nominations, but before the election, one of the candidates dies, a further period of 10 days shall be allowed for nominations.”
Ophelia has, thus, tendered in her resignation letter to the police administration following her new role as her husband’s replacement.
This is gathered in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Graphic.com.gh.
The late MP was murdered in a suspected armed robbery case on the Duadze road around 1 at midnight on his return from a campaign tour.
He was said to have begged his assailants when they attacked him, indicating that he was an MP, but they went ahead and shot him.
The robbers were reported to have said: “You people make the work difficult” before unleashing the gun on him.
The attack left four others injured; two with gunshot wounds, including the driver of the MP, who died later on after admission at the hospital.
His mother has mourned his death describing it as a big blow to her as he was her only son.
Though she is alive, the mother said she feels like she is already dead, describing whoever killed her son as a very wicked person.
The family also called on the police to fast-track investigations on the matter and bring the killers to book.
Ekow Quansah Hayford was married with four children.
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