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NPP mourns Leopowura Alhaji MND Jawula

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed condolences to the family of “long-standing” and “staunch” member Alhaji Mohammed Nuru Deen Jawula, who died in the US after a short-illness on Saturday, January 21.

In a statement signed by the ruling party’s General Secretary, Justin Frimpong Kodua, Alhaji Jawula was in 2008 shortlisted to be running mate for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ahead of that year’s elections.

At that time, “he expressed his readiness to relinquish his traditional authority in order to serve the NPP and the Republic in that capacity”. But Dr Mahamudu Bawumia was eventually selected.

Aside his feat in the football circles, having risen to be the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) between 1997 and 2001, the late Alhaji MND Jawula “also proved himself a distinguished statesman, having served in civil and public services for over thirty years”.

“He rose through the ranks and headed various directorates at the Ministries of Health, Finance, as well as Harbours and Railways”.

The NPP said his passing is “a great loss to this country and the NPP in particular”.

“The Party, hereby, extends its heartfelt condolences to his immediate family and the good people of the Kpembe Traditional Area, the football community, and to the rest of the nation.”

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