“Saddened” President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed shock at the gruesome murder of Member of Parliament for Mfantseman Constituency, Ekow Kwansah Hayford.
The president, in an emotional statement, extended his condolences to the family of the late MP, who was gunned down by unknown assailants in the early hours of Friday October 9, 2020.
“I am shocked and saddened by news of the murder of the Member of Parliament for Mfantseman, Hon. Ekow Kwansa Hayford, by suspected armed robbers in the early hours of this morning. It is a sad day for Mfantseman and for Mother Ghana,” President Akufo-Addo tweeted.
Nana Akufo-Addo also recounted his last moments with the deceased lawmaker and described him as a leader who was loved and appreciated by his constituents.
“My last encounter with him was on 30th June, this year, when I commissioned a water supply project at Anomansa, in his constituency. By all accounts, he was very much appreciated and loved by his constituents,” President Akufo-Addo wrote on Facebook.
“My deepest condolences to his family, to the Mfantseman constituency, to the New Patriotic Party, and to Parliament. May his soul rest in perfect peace,” he added.
The President further urged the police “to bring the perpetrators of this gruesome, cruel act to book as soon as possible.”