Nana Addo gives GHc2,500 to family of murdered NPP man

Nana Addo has expressed his condolence to the family for the loss of Abubakar Saddiq.

Nana Akufo-Addo (File photo)

Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party Nana Akufo-Addo has given an amount of Ghc2,500 to the family of the late Abubakar Saddiq who was murdered on November 6, 2015, in the Asawase Constituency of the Ashanti Region.

Nana Addo who was accompanied by some national executives as well as executives of the NPP in the Ashanti Region visited the family of the late NPP member.

He, however, expressed his condolence to the family for their loss.

“I have not been in the country for a while; and also when I returned, I quickly had to sort out some party issues considering the internal troubles we are faced with at the moment. So I decided to be here today [Friday] to express my condolence to you. I came for two things; first of all, the late Abubakar Sadique was my friend. He was one of the young guys who always took part in my activities anytime I visited the Ashanti Region. So the one who has fallen is my friend; which is why I needed to come and be part of the process to bid him farewell”.

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“Additionally, he is a member and a true son of the NPP, and as a leader of the party, I needed to be here this afternoon. I know the incident that took his life is not a good one. It’s not the proper way for him to have left this world but God knows best. What happened is really painful but let’s commit everything into the hands of the Lord. Nobody should seek to avenge his death; that will not help us in anyway. Democracy does not condone killing and so I am telling all NPP members that nobody’s blood will be spilled ever again. Abubakar Sadique has sacrificed his life for Ghana and for the NPP and for his friends; and that is to say there will be no more blood spillage. I encourage all his family members to be strong in such difficult times”.

Background

It would be recalled that Abubakar Saddiq was part of the angry Akufo-Addo loyalists who locked up the Asawase Constituency office, Thursday in protest over comments made by the Chairman of the Constituency.

The incident happened after the deceased had gone to the constituency office on hearing the office had been ransacked but was attacked and murdered by unknown assailants.

Meanwhile, three suspects have been remanded by an Asokwa District Magistrate Court in connection with the murder of Abubakar Saddiq on November 6, 2015.

Youth Organiser, Issah Usman and Women’s Organiser, Hajia Wasila Gariba of the NPP in the Asawase constituency were remanded with a party supporter Alhassan Issah.

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