The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed its “deepest regret” following news of the death of the President of the Republic of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills.
President Mills, 68, passed away on Tuesday afternoon “at the 37 Military Hospital… while receiving medical attention after being taken ill a few hours earlier.”
The biggest opposition party in a statement said: “We join the nation in mourning this sad loss to Ghana and extend to his wife and Family, our deepest condolences.
“We also extend our condolences to the National Democratic Congress.”
The NPP also announced that it has put on hold its anniversary activity “as a mark of respect.”
It added: “As a mark of respect, the N.P.P. immediately suspends the celebration of its 20th Anniversary of the Party. Accordingly, our Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, has suspended his campaign immediately.
“We call on our fellow Ghanaians at home and abroad and friends of Ghana to join us and pray for his soul to Rest in Peace.”