- The opposition NDC has lost one of its key members, Alhaji Abubakari Sumani
- The former MP is reported to have died after being bed-ridden after the 2016 elections
The former MP for Tamale North Constituency, Alhaji Abubakari Sumani, is reported dead at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after a long-term illness at age 71.
Citifm has reported that the former legislator had been bed ridden since the 2016 elections.
So far, leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are yet to comment on his death as reports reveal that he is likely to have his remains airlifted to Tamale where he will subsequently be buried.
Abukari Sumani is documented to be one of the founding members of the opposition NDC. The cause of his death remains unknown as some members of the NDC claim he may have died due to complications of old age.
The late Alhaji Abubakari Sumani was a former Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under Jerry Rawlings’ democratic rule.
He was Chairman of the Public Procurement Authority under the watch of late President John Evans Atta Mills.
He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Commercial Bank.
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