The incumbent Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram constituency, Sam Narteh George has released an official statement mourning his former boss and predecessor, Enoch Teye Mensah, affectionately called ET Mensah.
In a statement, he prayed for a peaceful rest for his soul.
“On behalf of the National Democratic Congress, Ningo-Prampram Constituency, I wish to extend our profound condolences to the family of the late Honourable Enoch Teye Mensah.
“The late former Member of Parliament for our beloved Constituency who, until his demise, was a Member of the current Council of State served our Nation in several capacities for over four decades.”
ET Mensah died at 77 years in South Africa after a short illness, according reports.
He was the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram between 1997 and 2017. His legislative career ended when his then Personal Assistant, Sam George controversially toppled him in the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s parliamentary primary and subsequently won in the 2016 election.
It was rumoured that he intentionally took the job as ET Mensah’s PA to manipulate his way into taking over his position, however, speaking on the Delay Show last year, Sam George addressed rumours.
He affirmed that he never wronged his boss and admitted the rumours had a toll on him, however, “I have grown out of it”.
“As far as I am concerned, I have never wronged him.”
He also disclosed he was at peace with him.
“I met two weeks ago at Asamoah Gyam’s book launch. When I saw him, I walked up to him and greeted him because he was once my boss. Thankfully, he received me but it wasn’t that way before.”