National Democratic Congress Parliamentary candidate for Shai Osuduku, William Desmond Ocloo, and one other died on the spot Thursday night when his car collided with a mini bus on the Accra-Kumasi Highway.
Police say it’s unclear as to what caused the two vehicles to collide at a spot in Atwedie near Juaso in the Ashanti Region at about 8:00pm. Mr Ocloo was returning from Kumasi when the accident happened. Investigation into the cause has since commenced.
The GMC four-wheel drive vehicle which was being driven by Mr Ocloo was mangled and had to be cut open to retrieve his body.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the 46-year old aspiring MP who was a former Chief Accountant of MDC, a subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti in Obuasi, and the driver of the mini bus have been deposited at a private mortuary in the area.
He left behind a wife and five children.
The deceased aspiring MP polled 4,350 votes to beat his closest contender, Dr Kpessah Whyte, who secured 3,189 votes in the NDC primaries to run the November poll on the ticket of the ruling NDC.
Mr. Ocloo had his secondary education at Ghanata Secondary School between 1989-1993 and obtained his diploma in Accounting from 1995. He sat for ACCA Part 1. He held a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He worked in a number of institutions in Ghana. Between 1995-2004, he was the Accountant at Ghanata Secondary School. He was the head of accounting department at the Action Progressive Institute between 2004-2006.
He was very active in his political carrier and most of the activities in the constituency.