General News of Tuesday, 6 January 2015
Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea as laughed off allegations that the party’s 2016 flagbearer; Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, had been poisoned.
He said the allegations are laughable and that it was totally unbelievable that a newspaper will report such untruth.
Speaking Tuesday on Adom FM’s ‘Dwaso Nsem’, the communications director said the flagbearer had travelled to the United Kingdom over the festive period to celebrate the birth of his granddaughter and is due to return to Ghana within the week.
The Al-Hajj newspaper in its Tuesday January 6, 2015 publication, reported that information reaching the paper indicated, “associates of Nana Akufo-Addo are suspecting he has been poisoned”.
“Sources in the UK where Nana Akufo-Addo underwent medical review, have disclosed to this paper that though his doctors are attributing his health condition to advancing age, the NPP 2016 flagbearer’s handlers are said to be speculating among themselves that Nana Akufo-Addo’s opponents within the party have succeeded in doing him in, so as to pave way for them to succeed him as the flagbearer of the main opposition party,” it continued.
The paper also alleged that Nana Akufo-Addo had collapsed shortly after delivering the second Aliu Mahama lectures and that though he wanted to return to Ghana to celebrate the New Year, his doctors prevented him from doing so in order to receive medical attention.
But Nana Akomea said the story was untrue and that the paper is not one that should be taken seriously.
He insisted that the flagbearer was is not sick and will soon return to Ghana and will let the people of Ghana know if there is anything wrong with him.