NPP Upper West Regional Chairman dies at 76

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The Upper West Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Saanbaye Basilide Kangbere, has reportedly died.

The politician is said to have passed on at his home in Adjringano, Accra, on Friday, June 7, 2024.

He was 76 years old.

According to ChannelOne News, the Upper West Regional Secretary of the NPP, Daniel Tanko Dauda, confirmed the news.

He mentioned, however, that the party is yet to receive official communication from Dr. Kangbere’s family.

Reports also indicate that Dr. Kangbere had been battling renal health issues for some time.

Following Dr. Kangbere’s demise, the first vice chairman of the NPP in the Upper West Region, Mr. Adul-Rahman Aziz, is expected to assume the role of regional chairman.

In 2022, as the incumbent Upper West Regional Chairman of the NPP, Dr. Kangbere was re-elected after defeating his main contender, Alhaji Mahama Toyina, by a slim margin.

Dr. Kangbere received 130 votes out of a total of 242 valid votes cast, while Mr. Toyina garnered 112 votes.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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