The mortal remains of the late NPP Member of Parliament for the Abuakwa North Constituency of the Eastern Region, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, have been laid to rest at Akim Tafo in the East Akyem Municipality of the Region after a well-attended burial service.
Among the party stalwarts who were there to pay their last respect were the Flagbearer for the 2016 Elections, Nana Akuffo Addo, his running mate, Dr Mahamoudou Bawumia, the Acting Party Chairman, Freddie Blay and the National Youth Organiser, Sammy Awuku.
Nana Akuffo Addo, in a short tribute, noted that the MP’s death is a great loss to Akyem Abuakwa, the NPP and the country as a whole.
He asked for forgiveness for the murderer of the late MP, while expressing gratitude to the President and government for honouring the deceased with a state funeral.
The New Tafo Circuit Methodist Minister, Very Rev Isaac Kwadwo Yeboah, who delivered the exhortation, recounted some of the numerous humanitarian gestures of the late MP, among which was his request to him to find about a hundred needy children for a special intervention programme, a project which was still ongoing.
He challenged the teeming crowd of mourners and sympathizers to have careful introspection to determine their stance with the Lord.
He urged the bereaved family to leave all the grief to God, remembering that vengeance is the Lord’s as recorded in scriptures.
Tributes were also given by the Acting Chairman of the NPP, Freddie Blay, on behalf of the party, the Christian Council of Churches, the Catholic Church and the Moslem Community among others.
The body was conveyed to a family cemetery in AkimTafo for a private burial ceremony after the service.