A vociferous member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region, Linford Owuo, popularly known as Siddi is dead.
He was found dead in his room Wednesday morning [January 8. 2020], at Adankwame near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, Graphic Online has gathered.
Family members reportedly found his body at dawn and reported the incident to the police.
Graphic Online’s reporter in Kumasi, Daniel Kenu reports that there have been conflicting reports about his death with some family sources alleging that he went missing some three days ago and was only found dead in his room Wednesday morning.
There are other reports suggesting he had not been well for some time now.
Owuo had expressed interest in the NDC parliamentary primariy in the Subin constituency of Kumasi and had even went ahead to print and paste posters in the constituency.
The NDC is yet to open nominations in the constituency and so there is no candidate for the party.
The Subin seat has since January 1997 been held by the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
In a press statement confirming the death, the NDC Subin Constituency Secretary, Justice Anaman, said it was a sorrowful moment for the party.
“Mr Owuo also known publicly as Siddi had expressed interest in picking forms to contest the parliamentary primary.
“He was a committed and dedicated member of the party whose demise is devastating to the entire party within the Subin Constituency,” the statement said.