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22-Sep-2013  
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The 2012 presidential candidate of the Opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said he is deeply saddened by the death of the former Chairman of the Council of State Professor Kofi Awoonor.

Professor Kofi Awoonor was killed in the brutal attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nana Akufo Addo wrote on his twitter account that “I have been informed of the tragic death of Ghana's illustrious son, Prof. Awoonor, in Kenya. My deepest condolence to his family”

Nana Akufo Addo who is now in the UK on holiday extended his condolences to the family of the late Ghanaian poet and said that his soul (Professor Awoonor) “RIP”.

He later issued a statement on the death of the late poet.


BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT
Like many Ghanaians, I have heard with shock and dismay the news of the tragic killing of Professor Kofi Awoonor-Williams, former Chairperson of the Council of State, in the terrorist outrages committed yesterday at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

A well-known writer, poet and film maker, Prof Awoonor has played a prominent role in the public life of our country these last three or four decades. Despite our political differences, he and I maintained a good personal relationship.

I shall forever remember with fondness his erudition, wit and courtesy. The Ghanaian nation has lost a distinguished son.

My sincere condolences and sympathies go to his family for their loss, and to his son who was also injured in the abominable incident, and wish him a speedy recovery.

May God bless him and may his soul rest in perfect peace.

……signed…….

Nana Akufo-Addo

London
 
 
 
 

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