Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region, Ernest Henry Norgbey has suspended his campaign activities ahead of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primaries slated for later this month, to mourn with the family of his only contender, Emmanuel Max-Voy.
The educationist died at the Ridge Hospital at about 11 pm on Sunday, August 4, 2019, where he was on admission receiving treatment.
The late Max-Voy, who was Mr. Norgbey’s only contender in the race, is said to have fallen sick soon after picking his nomination forms and was rushed to the hospital where he has been on admission until his death.
The late Max-Voy
But Mr. Norgbey’s campaign team in a statement on Monday said ” in solidarity with the mourning of the death of his colleague and comrade,” the team has decided to, “with immediate effect, suspend all his campaign activities and accordingly, instruct all his teaming supporters to withdraw from circulating all forms of campaign materials and campaigning in order to show honor and respect to the departed soul of Mr. Max-Voy.
Early on, when contacted by Myxyzonline.com, the MP expressed shock at the demise of his contender although he had vowed to unseat him and make him a one term MP.
Below is the statement from his campaign team;
“So many hats… So many titles… So many words I have learnt to call you;
It is heartbreaking to learn about the sudden demise of our beloved comrade, Honorable Emmanuel Max-Voy. We pray to the Lord for the repose of his gentle soul and pray for strength and fortitude for his family and all loved ones he has left behind.
There’s a saying that I found, which goes: “Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength”. Honorable Max-Voy had a strong character and conviction to achieve. He fought well but God knows best, why He does what He does.
Honorable Ernest Norgbey, in solidarity with the mourning of the death of his colleague and comrade, has decided to, with immediate effect, suspend all his campaign activities and accordingly, instruct all his teeming supporters to withdraw from circulating all forms of campaign materials and campaigning in order to show honor and respect to the departed soul of our late brother.
Be circumspect in your commentary, desist from speculations and only author words of peace and unity in these difficult times as we eulogize our brother.
Thank you for your attention and God bless us all.