The Offinso South constituency of the Ashanti Region is in mourning following the tragic loss of Mr Dauda Afriyie, the First Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the area. The unfortunate incident occurred in a road crash on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
Eyewitnesses reported that Mr Afriyie was riding a motorcycle from Offinso Old Town to New Town when the accident took place. It is believed that the accident happened when Mr Afriyie attempted to overtake a vehicle that had slowed down to allow a school bus to turn at a junction.
Tragically, after overtaking the vehicle, Mr Afriyie realized there was a school bus ahead, resulting in a collision that led to his untimely passing.
Salathiel Kwaku Takyi, the NPP constituency chairman for Offinso South, confirmed the incident and expressed profound sorrow over the loss of Mr Afriyie. He emphasized Mr. Afriyie's significant contributions to the party over the course of more than 12 years, stating, “He really served the party for more than 12 years. The party has lost a great personality.”