Son of the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama, Farouk Aliu Mahama,a Former Vice President of Ghana has bemoaned how he lost his father through a campaign some years ago.
According to him, Aliu Mahama lost his life while on his way to campaign with Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia [a running mate then] in Sunyani during the heat of the 2012 electioneering period.
“…My father had done a lot for the [NPP] party, campaigned for the party and died during the campaign in 2012 in a critical time.”he said
”He was supposed to go with Dr.Bawumia to Sunyani to campaign.He was in flight,felt dizzy and fell”,he lamented poorly.
Aliu Mahama passed away on 16th November, 2012 after spending a few days at the Korle But Teaching Hospital where he was receiving medical attention.
About the late Vice President Aliu Mahama
Alhaji Aliu Mahama (3 March 1946 – 16 November 2012) was a Ghanaian politician who was Vice-President of Ghana from 7 January 2001 to 7 January 2009. He was Ghana’s first Muslim Vice-President.
After two terms as Vice-President, he sought the NPP’s nomination for the 2008 presidential election, but at the party’s convention in December 2007, he was unsuccessful, obtaining only 6% (146 votes) of total delegate ballots cast. He then subsequently retired from politics but was however active during campaign seasons for the party.