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NPP MP for Kumawu, Hon. Philip Atta Basoah is dead

The Member of Parliament for Kumawu in the Ashanti Region, Hon. Philip Atta Basoah is dead.

Family sources who confirmed his death said he died early this morning, Tuesday, March 28.

He died at the age of 53 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

Hon. Philip Atta Basoah

Philip Atta Basoah was conspicuously missing in parliament last Friday, March 24, 2023. This was during a critical vote to confirm ministerial appointees of President Akufo-Addo.

Neither his Personal Assistant nor anyone close to him knew his whereabouts until his room was forcibly opened, only to find him collapsed.

He was rushed to the hospital in comma but passed away while plans were underway to fly him out for further care.

Basoah, in parliament on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). He was in Parliament on Thursday, March 23, to participate in parliamentary work.

The next day, Friday, was deemed critical where the Majority and Minority caucuses needed their full members to vote. Given their then avowed positions to vote en-bloc either for or against the appointments.

Hon. Philip Atta Basoah was missing, along with two other MPs. Frantic efforts by his colleagues to both delay the voting process and to locate him yielded no results.

Voting eventually proceeded, and the results was expected to be split in the middle based on their equal representation. But it turned out an anti-climax as a good number of the Minority joined their Majority colleagues to vote to approve the appointees.

His demise will cause the country to go for a by-election in the coming days for a new MP to be elected.

May his soul rest in peace.

Credit: myjoyonline.com

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