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The New Patriotic Party has expressed shock at the sudden death of the President of the Republic of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills.
President Mills died on Tuesday afternoon hours after announcing to Parliament that he was leaving for Nigeria.
Addressing a group of journalists at their headquarters in Accra, party Chairman, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey said the news came to them as a shock.
The NPP is therefore cancelling the upcoming anniversary celebration of the party which was scheduled to take place in the coming days.
The party’s flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, will also called off his tour of the Central and Western Region as way to pay his respect to the demise of the party.
The PNC flagbearer, Hassan Ayariga, who spoke to XYZ News following the official announcement from the castle said, President Mills was a just man whose record of humility and Justice is unquestionable.
Apostle Antwi, General Secretary of the Ghana Pentecostal Council said this was a big shock to the council and they are joining Ghanaians to mourn the demise of the illustrious son of Ghana.
Statement from the NPP
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has heard with deepest regret the news of the death of the President – H.E. John Evans Atta Mills.
We join the nation in mourning this sad loss to Ghana and extend to his wife and Family, our deepest condolences.
We also extend our condolences to the National Democratic Congress.
As a mark of respect, the N.P.P. immediately suspends the celebration of its 20th Anniversary of the Party. Accordingly, our Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, has suspended his campaign immediately.
We call on our fellow Ghanaians at home and abroad and friends of Ghana to join us and pray for his soul to Rest in Peace.