Its been one week since the death of Kwabena Boadu, a special aide to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. Mr. Boadu passed away at Wa in the Upper West Region on Thursday, November 24, 2016.
The one-week observation was held in Accra on Thursday. Scores of NPP officials thronged the venue of the event to mourn with the family of Kwabena. Present were Nana Akufo Adoo, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and his wife, Samira Bawumia, Sammy Awuku, and many other NPP officials.
Kwabena died of electrocution in a hotel at Wa, Upper West Region, where the party was campaigning. Kwabena Boadu is known to be a key member of Bawumia’s backroom staff. He alongside the NPP Veep hopeful were on a campaign tour on the fateful day of his demise.
Condolences have been trooping in on the media on behalf of the deceased NPP loyalist. Bawumia, who worked directly with Kwabena, is said to have been the hardest hit by his death.
Dr. Bawumia after Kwabena’s death, paid an emotional tribute to him, hours after NPP’s Flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo. The Veep hopeful eulogised the deceased as a brilliant young man.
Part of his tribute read
Kwabena was simply brilliant, diligent, loyal, and honest. I was most fortunate to have met him. He was matured beyond his years and was a trusted confidant. I am devastated. It is just unbelievable. May his soul rest in perfect peace
On Friday, Bawumia visited the family home of his former aide, to officially inform them of his passing and commiserate with them. The NPP running mate reportedly shed tears, as he was not able to control his emotions when he met the bereaved family.
Funeral arrangements for the deceased have not been revealed to the media, but we’ll bring you more information as events unfold.
More photos from Kwabena Boadu’s one-week observation: