Assemblyman, also known as Teacher Obour, a teacher at Teberebie M/A Junior High School in Prestea, Western Region, was running for re-election in the Teberebie electoral area.
Manasseh Addison Sackey, 34, popularly known as Teacher Obour, drowned on his way to campaign for re-election four years after his predecessor died in the same way.
However, he reportedly drowned on Monday, December 4, while being ferried across a river connecting Aklika with five other passengers to another community in his electoral district across the river.
According to Citinewsroom.com, Manasseh’s opponent, a former assemblyman, suffered the same fate four years ago, two weeks before the elections.
“This happened around 2:00 p.m., and the body was discovered around 6:00 p.m.,” she is quoted as saying.
“The area chief has declined to speak with us, and we have yet to hear from the municipal chief executive.”
Nana Esi Brew Monney added, “Some assembly members came to get firsthand information.” Manasseh’s
body was deposited at the Tarkwa municipal mortuary, but his family had yet to be informed of his death.