Peacefmonline.com can confirm that former Vice President Alui Mahama will be flown to his home and will be buried in Tamale.
A decision was arrived at yesterday to bury the man who was the vice to former President Kufuor at Asomdwee Park on Sunday, November 18.
However, speaking in an INTERVIEW on Peace FM’s Midday news, aide to the late vice President, Samuel Frimpong said after an emergency meeting on Saturday morning, family members have decided to fly the body of the former vice president to his hometown.
"We met with the family members from Tamale this morning and the conclusion was that the body will be buried in Tamale. However, further burial arrangements are still being made..." he said.
In a related development, the NPP has issued a statement to officially announce the new burial arrangement for the former veep.
Read the NPP's statement below.
THE LATE ALHAJI AIU MAHAMA TO BE BURIED IN TAMALE
The mortal remains of the former Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, will be laid to rest in Tamale on the afternoon of Sunday 18th November 2012.
The funeral service for the late Vice President will be held on Sunday morning at the Independence Square in Accra from 9am. The service is expected to end at 11:30am, in time for the mortal remains to be flown to Tamale at 12pm.
This evening (Saturday 17th November), from 6pm until 12 midnight, a candlelight vigil will be held at the NPP party headquarters, at Asylum Down.
The New Patriotic Party also wishes to announce to party faithful, sympathizers and the general public that a book of condolence has been be opened at the party’s headquarters in honour of the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama.
Books of condolence to mark the death of the former Vice President have also been opened in all regional party offices across the country.
NPP National 1st Vice Chairman
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