The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Yapei-Kusawgu, Abu Kamara, has died in a car crash at Datoyili near Tamale.

The lawmaker was returning to Tamale after going to inspect some projects when the incident occurred on Friday night.

Reports say Mr Kamara crashed into an articulated truck and died on the spot. His special aid and one other also died.

The leadership of the New Patriotic Party has confirmed the death of their member in a statement.

“With a heavy heart, the Savannah Regional NPP and the party at large announce the unfortunate demise of our Parliamentary Candidate for the Yapei Kusawgu Constituency, Abu Kamara. He died with an aide, Majeed Kotochi (Young Chief), and another occupant in an unfortunate accident at the Datoyili police barrier. May their Souls Rest In Peace. Amen.”

His death comes a week after the NPP Member of Parliament for Mfantseman Ekow Quansah Hayford was killed by unidentified gunmen while returning from campaign last Friday dawn.