Former President John Mahama has described the late NPP member of Parliament Emmanuel Agyarko as a “gentleman” whose conduct set him apart.
Mr. Mahama in a tweet said: “Politics may divide us on ideological lines, during debates & arguments, but Emmanuel Agyarko’s personality & conduct in the political space, always exemplified the gentleman that he was. Lordina & I join in expressing our condolences to the wife, children, family & the NPP. RIP” .
The Ayawaso West Wuogon Member of Parliament passed on in the USA on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, his brother, former Energy minister Boakye Agyarko, has disclosed the departed lawmaker was put on life support before he passed on.
“On Sunday, he boarded a flight to the US. He began processes for admission at the Yale University Hospital, where our older sister works. One thing led to the other and quickly the situation began to unravel. Within a space of three months, a healthy body has been reduced to a cold body.
“The health personnel tried whatever they could. Ghanaian doctors who realized an MP from their country has been admitted owed it a responsibility to salvage the situation. At a point, there was no way his life would be sustained. Knowing how he loved and enjoyed life, we knew very well that it would not have been his wish to be on life support. At midnight on Tuesday, the situation started unraveling quickly again. It stabilizes and unravels again. On Wednesday at dawn, his whole system began to decline, there was nothing to be done except the assistance of his own creator. At about 1: 20pm, the doctors came around and took away the life support. As soon the tube was taken away at around 7pm, he passed,” he recounted at his brothers house while addressing visiting leaders of the NPP.