Former deputy Sports Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ledzokuku, Nii Nortey Dua has died.

He died Thursday dawn after a protracted ailment, Accra-based Starr FM reports.

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Nii Nortey Dua lost the Ledzokuku constituency after just one term.

He was defeated by former Miss Ghana Benita Sena Oklitey Dua in 2011 in the NDC primaries.