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General News of Saturday, 6 January 2018

Source: ghanaguardian.com

Bawumia, top NDC gurus storm Alhaji Bature's funeral

Several  Ministers of State were in  attendance to commiserate with the bereaved family play videoSeveral Ministers of State were in attendance to commiserate with the bereaved family

Vice President Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia and some other high profile personalities from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) trooped in to the Nima residence to solidarize with the family of the late Managing Editor of the Al-Hajj Newspaper, Alhaji Bature Iddrisu.

Several Ministers of State were in attendance to commiserate with the bereaved family.

Members of the opposition NDC such as brother of the Former President, Ibrahim Mahama, MP for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, Joseph Ade Coker, Samuel Ablakwa, Mustapha Ahmed, Joshua Alabi were all present at the function.

The rest were Former NHIS boss, Sylvester Mensah, Harry Zakour and Lawyer Victor Adawudu.

The influential political commentator passed on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital following a short illness.

The mortal remains of the late popular Journalist is laid to rest today, Saturday 6th January at the Nima Cemetery in Accra.



The former host of Alhaji and Alhaji on Accra-based Radio Gold is a regular Tuesday panelist on Adom TV representing the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on one side and maverick New Patriotic Party (NPP) firebrand, Kennedy Agyapong on the other side.

Sources indicate he has been indisposed for some time now.

Reports indicate over 5,000 people turned up for Alhaji Bature's funeral on Saturday bringing the entire township of Nima to a standstill.

His death is another big blow to the inky fraternity barely two months after the death of Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong (KABA, former late afternoon political show host of Asempa FM who was buried on December 16, 207.

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