Former NPP Gt. Accra Chairman Ashitey reported dead

Former Greater Accra Region Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ishmael Ashitey is reported dead.

The three-term Member of Parliament for Tema East Constituency is said to have died on Friday, January 7 after a short illness.

He was 67.

Ishmael Ashitey served as the Greater Accra Region Minister in the first term of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo but was replaced with Henry Quartey after the NPP retained power.

He was aspiring to be the National Chairman of the ruling party.

He was first elected MP in 1996 and left Parliament in 2009