Residents of Bawku in the Upper East Region have been mourning the death of the former Member of Parliament for the Bawku Central Constituency Adamu Daramani Sakande
Reports gathered by MyNewsGh.com indicate that he passed on in the United Kingdom after battling a short illness which has left many constituents in shock and while griefing.
Mr. Sakande contested the Bawku Central seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2008 election and snatched it from Mahama Ayariga, the incumbent.
He polled 20,157 of the ballots ahead of Ayariga’s 17,385.
Soon after the victor, a cattle farmer from the constituency Sumaila Biebel took Mr. Dramani to court on allegations that he had British citizenship he had not renounced and in 2012 he was sentenced to two years imprisonment for false declaration of office, perjury and deceit of a public officer.
Ghana’s Constitution forbids persons with dual citizenship from becoming lawmakers.
He was however granted a pardon by the then President, John Dramani Mahama on December 31, 2012 due to his deteroriating health condition and since then moved to the UK where he lived until his death.
Funeral arrangements have not been disclosed but sources indicate he could be buried in accordance with the Islamic custom in view of the fact he is a Muslim.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020