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U/East NPP regional chairman's burial delayed for Akufo-Addo

The burial of Upper East regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Alhaji Adams Mahama has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 23 awaiting the return of NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo.
The burial arrangement for Mr Mahama was originally scheduled for Friday, a day after his death, in line with Islamic tradition.
However, burial rites will now be held on Saturday instead to allow leader of the party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to attend.
Akufo-Addo was in the Netherlands as part of a 16-day Europe tour when news about Alhaji Mahama reached him. He has since cut short his tour and is expected to arrive back in the country on Friday.
He will join other NPP executives, including running mate Mahammadu Bawumia, in the Upper East Regional capital, Bolgatanga, to pay their final respects to their late colleague.

Upper Regional Police Command has put measures in place to ensure security in Bolgatanga ahead of the burial after unrest following the news of Mr Mahama’s death.

Mr Mahama was attacked with acid by unidentified assailants on Wednesday night. He died Thursday morning at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital, where he was receiving emergency medical care.
One person has been arrested in connection with the attack. Police had promised to release the autopsy report today.
Credit: TV3network

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