A flagbearer aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and former Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has postponed his planned campaign tour of the Ashanti Region due to the demise of former First Lady Theresa Kufuor, the spouse of former President John Agyekum Kufuor.
Dr. Akoto expressed his condolences to the Kufuor family and announced that a new date for his Ashanti regional campaign tour will be announced before the NPP’s November 4 election.
Speaking during a news conference at his residence in Kumasi, Dr. Akoto urged NPP delegates to vote for him as the flagbearer in the upcoming 2024 general elections. He emphasized the importance of the delegates’ decision on November 4.
“We have suspended our Ashanti regional campaign tour as a sign of respect for the loss of the first lady Theresa Kufuor. We will come back at the appropriate time, and we will be informed. But I want to take this opportunity to convey my deepest respect to the delegates of NPP who have been called upon to make a decision for the party. The real contest is on November 4. I’m calling on the delegates to vote for me,” he said.
Mrs. Kufuor, aged 87, passed away at her home in Peduase while surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 1.