According to him, his father lost his life while on his way to campaign for Dr. Bawumia at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.
He said "…My father had done a lot for the [NPP] party, campaigned for the party and died during the campaign in 2012 in a critical time."
"He was supposed to go with Dr. Bawumia to Sunyani [to campaign]. He was in a flight, got dizzy and fell," Alhaji Farouk said on Citi TV.
On November 16, 2012, Ghanaians were hit with news of the death of a prominent son: Alhaji Aliu Mahama.
He was admitted to the cardiothoracic unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital a week before he passed away.
He was the right-hand man of former President John Agyekum Kufuor from the year 2001 to 2008.