New Juaben North NDC parliamentary candidate dies

The New Juaben North Parliamentary candidate for the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, has died.

Sampson Oti Boateng, a 42-year-old Pharmacy Technician is reported to have died Wednesday Morning.

The cause of death is not known but Accra-based Starr FM reports that Mr. Boateng was unwell weeks to the NDC primaries.

According to reports, he recovered and was embarking on a house-to-house campaign ahead of the December elections before his passing.

His death has come as a shock to the party ahead of the filing of nominations at the Electoral Commission.

Some constituency executives say they had discussions with him on Tuesday on plans to file his nomination form on Thursday ahead of the deadline.

Sampson Oti Boateng defeated a former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for West Akim, Emmanuel Kwaku Asante, by 316 to 229 during the NDC Primaries in 2019 to emerge the parliamentary candidate.

Mr. Boateng becomes the third NDC Parliamentary candidate of the NDC to have died.

The parliamentary candidate for Subin in the Ashanti Region, Linford Owuo, popularly known as CD was found dead in his bedroom at Asafo in Kumasi.

He died in January, a month after winning the party’s primaries to represent it in the December polls.

In February 2020, the NDC parliamentary candidate for Ahanta in the Western Region also died.

George Kwame Aboagye according to close relations died at the Cape Teaching Hospital where he was receiving treatment after a short illness.

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