The Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed shock at the passing of the MP for Abetifi Peter Wiafe Pepera.
Pepera, who won the seat with a majority 9,724 in the 2012 elections, reportedly died of heart attack after being rushed to the 37 Military Hospital, Saturday.
He was a former Managing Director of Paramount Distilleries. He celebrated his 62nd birthday on May 9.
In a tweet, Akufo-Addo said “Shocked by the death of Honourable Peter Pepera, MP for Abetifi. My deepest condolence to his family and I urge them to stay strong”.
A holder of MSc (Systems Analysis) from the University of Birmingham, Pepera was a member of the Privileges Committee and the Trade, Industry and Tourism.
He succeeded Eugene Atta Agyepong, who had represented the constituency in the Fourth Republican parliament on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).