The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has postponed the parliamentary primaries of the party in the Ashaiman Constituency of the Greater Accra Region following the death of Emmanuel Max-Voy, a contender in the election.
In addition, the party has also suspended all its political party activities in the constituency.
This is believed to permit the party and bereaved family ample time to mourn their lost one.
National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo made this disclosure when he visited the bereaved family at Ashaiman last Wednesday to sympathize with them.
The 53-year-old Mr. Max-Voy, commonly called Martin Luther, a parliamentary aspirant for the Ashaiman Constituency on the ticket of the opposition NDC died suddenly after he had picked and filed nomination forms to contest in the party’s forthcoming primaries scheduled for this month.
Family Spokesperson, Mr. Nathaniel Kofi Fiador, who confirmed the death on Monday, 5 August 2019 in a statement, debunked claims that Mr Max-Voy passed away at the Ridge Hospital on Sunday 4 August 2019 “after a short illness”.
The family continued that the parliamentary aspirant, who was a member of the Finance Committee of the party in the Greater Accra Region “did not die through kidney failure”.
According to him the family is yet to meet and discuss plans for burial and funeral rites of their son.
Meanwhile, a book of condolence was opened to the general public at the Martin Luther King Jr. School, Lebanon branch and New Happy Home Academy, Ashaiman New-Town from 6 August to 10 August 2019.
Mr Max-Voy was the founder and CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Co. Ltd.