The death is reported of Tommy Amematekpor, popularly called Efo Tommy, 77. He was a leading member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He passed on at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, on Sunday after a short illness.
He was a Special Advisor to President John Agyekum Kufuor when the NPP was in power between January 2001 and January 2009.
Mr. Amematekpor was a contractor and a native of Agbozume in the Ketu South municipality.
He was the patient President Akufo-Addo visited recently at the Nyaho Clinic in Accra when his political opponents turned the story that the President had collapsed and had been rushed to the medical facility.