Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was accorded a rousing welcome by hordes of party supporters Monday morning as he arrived in the ancient Savanna Region town of Salaga for the funeral of the Lepowura Alhaji MND Jawula.
The Vice President was accompanied by about 40 New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament (MPs) from various constituencies across the country, and together, they made the journey from Tamale to Salaga in a bus.
Alhaji Jawula, a former Chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), public servant, and also a member of the NPP, died recently in the United States.
Dr. Bawumia’s powerful delegation also included Ministers of State and and some senior national party executives, including the NPP General Secretary.
Surprisingly, the Vice President and the 40 MPs made the two-hour journey from the Tamale Airport to Salaga in a bus, and as the bus arrived in Salaga, scores of party executives and enthusiasts gave the Vice President a rousing reception.
Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and the Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, were part of the MPs who accompanied the Vice President to the funeral.
Also included were: Hon. Kennedy Osei-Nyarko, the MP for Akim Swedru, Hon. Alex Tetteh, the MP for Sefwi Akontombra, Hon. Sheila Bartels, the MP for Ablekuma North, Hon. Farouk Aliu Mahama, the MP for Yendi, Hon. Habib Iddrisu, the MP for Tolon, Hon. Hassan Tampuli, the MP for Gushegu, Hon. Iddi Abdullah, the MP for Salaga North, Hon. Alex Agyare, the MP for Kade, Hon. Amidu Chinia, the MP for Sissala East, Hon. Abanga Abdulai, the MP for Binduri, Hon. Tahidu Abdul Razak, the MP for Chereponi, Hon. Dr. Prince Armah, the MP for Kwesimintim, Hon. Steven Jalulah, the MP for Pru West, Hon. Oscar Liwal, the MP for Yunyoo, Hon. Hardi Tuferu, the MP for Nanton, Hon. John Benbam Jabaah, the MP for Zabzugu, Hon. Joseph Cudjoe, the MP for Effia, Hon. Collins Ntim, the MP for Offinso North, Hon. Okyere-Agyekum – MP, Fanteakwa South, Hon. Dr Amin Anta – MP, Karaga, Hon.Mustapha Ussif – MP, Yagba – Kubori, Hon. Kofi Marfo – MP, Achiase, Hon. Akwasi Konadu – MP, Manhyia North, Hon. Nana Eyiah – MP, Gomoah Central, Hon. Freda Prempeh – MP, Tano North, Hon. Elvis Morris Donkor – MP, Abura/Asebu/Kwamankesse, Hon. Philip Basoa – MP, Kumawu, Hon. Tina Mensah – MP, Weija Gbawe, Paul Twum-Barimah – MP, Dormaa East, Hon. Dominic Nitiwul-MP, Bimbilla, Hon. Mohammed Asei Seini – MP, Daboya.