Former President John Mahama on Monday sent condolences to Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, following Dr. Bawumia’s announcement of the passing of his mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia.
Writing on Facebook, Mr. Mahama revealed he had gotten in touch with the Vice President on phone to commiserate with him, praying that Allah grant her a peaceful rest.
“I just got off the phone with my brother, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, to console him and the entire family on the loss of their mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia earlier this morning.
May Allah grant her a peaceful rest,” the former President wrote.
On Monday, Vice President, Bawumia, announced that he had lost his mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia whom Dr. Bawumia affectionately called Maame.
The 82-year-old octogenarian died just two days before her 82nd birthday. She had been sick for some time and in hospital.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia. Hajia Mariama passed away peacefully this morning in Accra. Burial is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, in Walewale,” Dr. Bawumia announced.
A native of Kpasenkpe, Hajia Bawumia was one of the first northern female students to have gained admission into the Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast, in the Central Region.