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Dr. John Kumah confirmed running mate nomination to me –Jaman South MP


Dr. John Kumah confirmed running mate nomination to me –Jaman South MP

William Okofo-Dateh, the Member of Parliament for Jaman South in the Bono region, expressed deep sadness at the sudden passing of Deputy Finance Minister and Member of Parliament for Ejisu, Dr. John Ampontuah Kumah.

Okofo-Dateh shared that the late Dr. Kumah had confided in him about being considered as a potential Vice Presidential nominee by the leadership of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). Speaking on Onua FM Etifi Nsem show on Saturday March 9, Okofo-Dateh mentioned how close they were in Parliament and how Dr. Kumah had informed him about the NPP NEC’s consideration of his nomination as Vice President partner.

A few days before his passing, Okofo-Dateh recalled a conversation with Dr. Kumah about the running mate bid and related matters, where Dr. Kumah had asked for prayers. He emphasized that Dr. Kumah often confided in him, and on that day, he confirmed the running mate bid and the party’s consideration of his nomination.

“Few days before his demise, I met him in Parliament and asked about his alleged running mate bid and the related food poisoning issue which he confirmed and said I should remember him in prayers”, Okofo Dateh said.

In the midst of tensions over the selection of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s running mate, Dr. John Kumah was seen as a potential unifying figure. Party leaders in the Ashanti Region were advocating for his selection due to his strong ties with the Christian community and leadership qualities. Unfortunately, Dr. Kumah passed away before this could come to fruition on Thursday, March 7.

Okofo-Dateh praised his late colleague as a dedicated member of the NPP in the Ejisu constituency, noting his passion for improving the lives of those he served.


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