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NPP Stalwart C.K Tedam dies at 94

A stalwart of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) Clement Kubindiwor Tedam Popularly known as C.K. Tedam, has died.

The teacher cum veteran politician who was 94 passed on Friday morning.

A member of the royal family of Paga in the Upper East Region of Ghana, C.K Tedam first won election to Parliament as an Independent Candidate in 1954.

He was a founding member of the Northern People’s Party. He stood and won another election to parliament in 1956 on the ticket of the Northern People’s Party, NPP. He also served as a Minister of Local Government during the regime of the Supreme Military Council (Ghana).

C K. Tedam was a member of the Council of State during the regime of John Kufuor. He is a founding member of the New Patriotic Party.

He became the Chairman of the Party’s Council of elders during the time the NPP went in Opposition after 2008. As at May 2015 he was the Chairman of the Council.

He was the son of Pagapio Tedam and the brother of Pagapio Awampaga. Before entering parliament, C.K. Tedam had been a teacher. He, however, comes from a political party.

His niece, Catherine Tedam won the by-election and represented the Chiana Paga Constituency as an MP during the administration of Kofi Abrefa Busia. He was married to Winifred Tedam, daughter and sister of Chiefs J.K. Karbo and Abeifa Karbo of Lawra. C. K. Tedam has six children. He is a Catholic and a Kasena by tribe.

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