Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Parliamentary aspirant for Klottey Korle constituency, Mrs Eva Lokko is dead. Eva Lokko who was the running mate for the PPP during the 2012 elections reportedly died on Thursday, after a brief illness. She was the first woman to be chosen as the Vice-Presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party.
The deceased was looking to contest for the Kottey Korle seat in the parliament on the ticket of the PPP, but unfortunately lost her life along the line. As a running mate for the PPP back in 2012, Lokko gave her best in the quest to take the party to grater heights. Mrs Lokko’s intellect and experience made her irresistible to the PPP who were in desperate need of a seat in the Parliament. For this year’s elections, the PPP then appointed her the Parliamentary aspirant for Klottry Korle.
Though not a front runner, Mrs Lokko was billed to give the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Philip Addison and National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Zanetor Rawlings a run for their money.
Mrs. Lokko, an engineer and politician attended Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast. Though she was an engineer by profession, she held a master’s degree in Intelligent Management Systems, System Analysis and Design. Madam Lokko was the first female engineer to be employed at the Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation (GBC) in 1972. She was part of the engineering team that installed and maintained Ghana’s first colour television infrastructure in 1985.
Before she went into politics, she worked with the United Nations for thirteen years and also served as chairperson of the UN Federation of International Civil Servants Association and the United Nations Staff Council and as a member of the UNDP News Advisory Board.
May her soul rest in peace. So far, funeral arrangements for the deceased has not been released to the media, but be sure we’ll provide you with updates.