The Daffiama-Bussie-Issa constituency chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper West Region, Richard Bayiviala Polibong, has been killed by unknown gunmen.
The incident happened near Sagu, a village in the Wa municipality at about 9:30 pm on Wednesday when the chairman was returning from a funeral in his constituency.
The Upper West Regional Organiser of the NDC, Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha, confirming the incident to Citi News said the chairman and his driver were stopped by four men but his driver, upon realizing they were armed, tried to speed off.
He said one of the armed men shot the chairman in his head, killing him instantly.
The body has been deposited at the Upper West regional hospital morgue pending further investigations.