One time president of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed deep sadness and confusion over the sudden death of member of parliament, Josepgh Boakye Danquah.
I’m so disturbed that I don’t even understand it,” he told Accra-based Asempa FM in the Twi language on Tuesday afternoon.
The former President, who made the late MP a Deputy Minister for Women and Children during his tenure, described the death as a loss to the party since he was a real political gem in the country’s politics. Kufuor, who was shocked and almost rendered speechless by the incident said:
It’s not good news. It’s not good news at all,” he said.
He used to call me ‘father’.
I don’t understand it. I don’t understand,” he added.
The former president stressed that Mr Danquah’s death was a blow to the country, and therefore urged members of the public to support the police to ensure that lives and property are protected.
Former President Kufuor also sent out his condolences to the family, friends and supporters of the late MP.
I am so shocked by the sad story. I am very saddened by what has happened today and my heart goes out to the people and the bereaved family and all,” he said on Citi News.
Mr Danquah was stabbed multiple times by an unknown assailant (s) at his Shiashie residence in Accra, prompting the police to launch an investigation.
It is suspected that the assailant (s) used a ladder to climb to a roof linking to a terrace and then entered the MP’s bedroom through a window before stabbing him. See photo below: