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Adamu Sakande Dead

The former Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Adamu Dramani Sakande, has passed away from reported heart complications.

According to sources, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP, died on Tuesday evening, September 22, 2020, in London, England after battling protracted heart problem.

In 2012, the Accra Fast Track High Court, sentenced Mr Sakande to two years imprisonment after he was found guilty of false declaration of office, perjury and deceit of a public officer.

It would be recalled that a Bawku-based cattle dealer, Sumaila Bielbiel, had challenged the status of the then MP for Bawku Central, in Parliament due to his dual citizenship.

The deceased spent time receiving medical attention whilst in jail at the cardiothoracic unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, but was granted a presidential pardon on December 31, 2012, by the then President, John Dramani Mahama based on medical grounds.

Sakande contested the Bawku Central seat on the ticket of the ruling NPP in the 2008 election and won it from Mahama Ayariga, the incumbent.

He polled 20,157 of the ballots ahead of Ayariga’s 17,385 following a second recount which saw ballots conveyed from Bawku to Bolgatanga specifically for that purpose.

Mr Sakande was 58-years-old. He left behind a wife and two children.

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