ABC News has gathered that Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has left Accra to his hometown, Walewale to bury his late mother as the Islamic custom demands.
The burial ceremony for Hajia Mariama Bawumia alias Maame is expected to begin today at exactly 9:00AM in Walewale at the North East Region.
It is expected that other dignitaries such as officials of government, leading members of the opposition NDC, diplomats among others will grace the burial ceremony to mourn with the vice president.
Hajia Mariama Bawumia died on Monday morning at the age of 82.
Sources close to the Vice-President said the late mother of the Vice-President had been unwell for sometime now and was hospitalized.
Hajia Mariama was a native of Kpasenkpe in the West Mamprusi district of the North East Region.
She was one of the few girls from the northern part of the country to have gained admission to Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast.
In a Facebook post on Monday morning, September 13, 2021, announcing the passing of his mother, Vice President Bawumia said: “Hajia Mariama passed away peacefully this morning in Accra. Burial is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday September 14, 2021 in Walewale.”