- The late Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mfantseman Constituency, Ekow Hayford, has been laid to rest
- The remains of the former legislator were laid to rest today, November 28, 2020, at Mankessim in the Central Region
- Ekow Hayford's first wife, Ophelia, delivered a heartfelt tribute to him at his funeral ceremony
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Ophelia Hayford, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Mfansteman Constituency, has paid tribute to her murdered husband, Ekow Hayford.
The remains of the late MP for Mfantseman were laid to rest today, November 28, 2020, at Mankessim in the Central Region, amidst weeping and tributes from family members, friends, and colleagues.
In a heartfelt tribute to her departed husband, wife of the late MP, Ophelia Hayford, said she was still devastated by her husband's demise as he did everything to protect his family.
''[My husband] did everything thing to protect the children and I'' she said, recalling that her late husband was always full of ''smiles and unconditional love''.
Watch Ophelia Hayford deliver her heartfelt tribute to her late husband.
The late MP Ekow Hayford was murdered on Friday, October 9, 2020, while returning from a campaign trip.
He was shot on the Abeadze Dominase-Abeadze Duadzi-Mankessim Road at about 1:00 am by some six-armed highway robbers.
His remains were laid to rest on Saturday [today], November 28, 2020.
Hundreds of mourners, including President Akufo-Addo and his vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, were at the funeral ceremony to pay their last respects to the late legislator.
The cause of the blaze is yet to be known but the fire is believed to have started around 11 am on Saturday.
A video fast circulating online shows heavy smoke bellowing out from the building.
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