The 2020 Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for New Juaben North, Sampson Oti Boateng, has died.
Mr Oti Boateng died on Wednesday, October 7 after a short illness.
He had defeated Emmanuel Kwaku Asante, a former MCE, in NDC’s primaries held this year to become the party’s candidate for the December 7 parliamentary polls.
He was to challenge New Patriotic Party’s Kwasi Adjei-Boateng, a Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, for the seat.
But his untimely death occurred at a hospital in Koforidua.
NDC had to reschedule the New Juaben North primaries as a result of internal wrangling and had to conduct the exercise only this year.
As a result, the deceased had taken over from Haroun Wiredu Apaw, the 2016 candidate, for barely a month.