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.

Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama
Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama

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.