Ghana’s Ruling NPP Regional Chairman Dies Following Reported Battle With Kidney Disease

Source: Africa Publicity

The Upper West Regional Chairman of Ghana’s ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Saanbaye Basilide Kangbere, has died, aged 76, following a reported battle with kidney disease.

Dr. Kangbere reportedly died at his home in Adjringano in Accra on Friday, June 7, 2024.

His death has since been confirmed to the media by Tanko Dauda Daniel, the Upper West regional secretary of the NPP.

Mr. Daniel as at the time of filing this report NPP was yet to receive official communication from the late Chairman’s family.

The first vice chairman of the NPP in the Upper West Region, Mr Adul-Rahman Aziz, is reportedly expected to assume the role of Chairman of the NPP in the Upper West region following the Chairman’s demise.

In 2022 as the incumbent Upper West Regional chairman of the NPP, he was reelected after beating his main contender, Alhaji Mahama Toyina, by a slim margin contrary to earlier concerns about his defeat.

Dr Kangbere garnered 130 votes out of a total of 242 valid votes cast, while his contender, Mr Mahama Toyiba had 112 valid votes.

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