Nana Addo consoled Hajia Ramatu at the residence of the late Aliu Mahama
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has asked Ghanaians to join in mourning the late former Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama, who died Friday after a short illness.
Mr. Kufuor said the former veep, who served as his vice for eight years, was “a good man and deserves to be mourned”.
He was speaking to journalists at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Friday afternoon after news of the former vice’s passing broke.
Kufuor had joined Mahama's family and friends as well as ministers of state at the hospital to see the body of the former veep.
Upon hearing the news, President John Dramani Mahama, who was on a campaign tour of the Bono Ahafo Region, said that even though he was aware that Aliu Mahama was in a bad condition, “I had no expectation this was going to be the outcome…”
The president said that the former veep was a gentleman, a man of tact and decorum.
“I called him a brother…we will all miss him,” the President stated.
New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo suspended his campaign and headed to Accra for the burial.
“It’s a very bad news…we’ve lost an outstanding Ghanaian,” he exclaimed upon being informed of the former VP's passing.
Akufo-Adddo also described Aliu Mahama as “a man who gave a good account of himself in public service.
“I’m very sad because I’ve lost a colleague and an ally…” Nana Addo added, saying “It’s a sad day for the NPP; it’s a sad day for Ghana.”
Meanwhile, NPP vice presidential candidate Mahamudu Bawumia, who was in Bimbilla when he received the news, suspended his campaign tour of the Northern Region to visit the family of the former veep.