ACCRA – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday extended his deepest condolence to the Speaker and Members of Parliament (MPs) over the gruesome murder of Ekow Quansah Hayford, MP for Mfantseman.
“It is a very sad day for all of us in Ghana,” President Akufo-Addo said in a letter to the House.
The late Quansah Hayford, MP for Mfantseman Constituency in the Central Region, was reportedly shot dead by unknown assailants.
According to eyewitnesses, the MP was shot on the Abeadze Dominase – Mankessim road when returning from a campaign trip in the early hours of Friday, October 9, 2020.
President Akufo-Addo assured the Speaker Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye and members of the House that every effort would be made by the law enforcement agencies to apprehend quickly the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
He reassured that government would continue to take and intensify all appropriate measures to guarantee the safety of members and citizens of the country as they go about their lawful duties especially during the period of democratic accountability.
“May God Bless Members of Parliament and us all, May God bless our homeland Ghana and make us great and strong,” President Akufo-Addo added. Source: Ghana News Agency