Member of Parliament for Bantama, Francis Asenso-Boakye has described the death of his predecessor, Daniel Okyem Aboagye as shocking.
He says the late former MP has been a good friend despite differences in the political space when they both contested in the NPP’s parliamentary primaries ahead of the 2020 general elections.
The former MP died on Saturday at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
Mr Asenso -Boagye in an interview with Citi News described the death of the former MP as a big blow to the Bantama Constituency.
“It came as a shock to me, because I had met with him about three weeks ago, and I didn’t see any indication of sickness on his part. So when the news came to me early in the morning through a text message from one of our executives, I was quite surprised. I followed up with a call, and it was confirmed that it was true that the former MP for Bantama had indeed gone to his maker.
“Even though he was a competitor in the last Bantama constituency primary, he was actually a good friend of mine that we go back many years even when we were in secondary school.
“He was my senior in secondary school, he was a very brilliant student. We have been very good friends since. He was a very hard-working man, very brilliant, his work in parliament, on the floor of parliament as a great debater, is something that everybody will attest to.
“This sad news is indeed a very big blow to us. Even though he served a term, he was very active within the constituency, especially with the delegates, we will fondly miss him,” Aseno-Boakye.