New information indicates that Madam Eva Lokko, a former Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) director-general and vice-presidential candidate of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), died in the US on Wednesday.
She was said to have been sick for some time and had been undergoing treatment in America.
The nature of her illness is not immediately clear, but her death has come as a shock to Ghanaians, many of who have taken to social media to express their regret. She was believed to have been in her mid-60s.
Eva Lokko was contesting the Klottey Korle constituency seat in Accra on the ticket of the PPP before her death.
She was first satellite communications engineer in Ghana, the first woman engineer in the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and one of the engineers who installed the first colour television infrastructure for Ghana.