A former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Akwatia Constituency in the Eastern Region, Dr Kofi Asare, has died following a car accident.
Dr Kofi Asare’s vehicle is reported to have been involved in a crash on the Nkawkaw-Kumasi highway on Tuesday evening.
Running on the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ticket in the 2008 general elections, Dr Asare defeated Ahmed Mohammed Baba-Jamal of the National Democratic Congress and three others to win the Akwatia parliamentary seat.
The one-term MP polled 17,900 votes to defeat Mr Baba-Jamal, who polled 15,860 in the elections.
Dr Kofi Asare lost the seat four years later in 2012 to Mr Baba Jamal after he was defeated in the NPP primaries by Madam Mercy Adu-Gyamfi.
He was 62 years old.