AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER
NANA Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana has expressed shock at the murder of Ekow Kwansa Hayford, the member of parliament who was shot dead by suspected robbers.
Hayford was shot to death by armed highway robbers on his return from an election campaign trip. Ghana is set to hold general elections on December 7.
Ghanaian police have offered a GHC 20 000 ($3 430) reward for information leading to the arrest of Hayford’s killers.
Akufo-Addo said he expected the law enforcement authorities to bring to book the killers of Hayford, who was an MP for Mfantseman.
“I am shocked and saddened by the news of the murder of Hayford by suspected armed robbers in the early hours of this morning. It is a sad day for Mfantseman and for Mother Ghana. By all accounts, he was very much appreciated and loved by his constituents, and I expect the police to bring the perpetrators of this gruesome, cruel act to book as soon as possible. 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,” Akufo-Addo said.