Another former NPP MP confirmed dead

Another former NPP MP confirmed dead

Another former NPP MP confirmed dead according to reports.

The former MP named Adamu Dramani Sakande, MP for Bawku Central, has died in London after a persistent heart problem.

Adamu left behind a wife and two children.

Mr Sakande was 58 years before his demise.

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It would be recalled that Mr. Ayariga was MP for Bawku Central from 2005 but lost his seat in the 2008 elections to Mr. Dramani Sakande of NPP.

However, Mr. Dramani Sakande was convicted and jailed by a court for having stood for the election while being the citizen of another country which was against the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

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That made the Bawku Central seat vacant, paving way for Mr. Ayariga to recapture it in the 2012 parliamentary election.

Adamu’s trial

Adamu Sakande had challenged the court action and on May 23, 2012, the Supreme Court dismissed Mr. Dramani Sakande’s submission of ‘no case’ in a civil matter brought against him by the cattle farmer.

The then MP was at the time expected to open his defence on July 16, 2012 while still a sitting MP.

Mr. Biebel, in March 2009 filed a suit at the High Court challenging the eligibility of Mr. Dramani Sakande on the grounds that he held both British and Burkinabe passports.

The High Court, in a default judgment on July 15, 2009, ordered the then NPP MP to vacate his seat.

However, dissatisfied with the High Court’s decision, counsel for the then MP appealed against it, resulting in the Court of Appeal, in a unanimous decision, declaring that Mr Biebel should have gone by an electoral petition, since the matter bordered on electoral dispute.