General News of Thursday, 17 December 2015
A former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has allayed fears of his death, and expressed displeasure about the rumours.
Rumours about the former New Patriotic Party chairman’s death went viral on social media Wednesday night.
In an interview from his residence in South Africa, Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey told Nana Yaw Kesse on Peace FM’s morning show, ‘Kokrokoo,’ that the “mischief makers” have failed.
“To the mischief makers, the people who, without a shred of truth, come and start pushing out all sorts of lies and rumours and build up stories to distract people from legitimate pursuits, I say you are just distractive, you are not helping anybody. Get a life, start doing something more useful. But I am well,” he said.
Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey was not enthused about why “people go out of their way to manufacture idiotic stories when there are so many serious stories that concern our country that are going on that people should be concerned with…it shows futility of what goes on, on social media, unfortunately.”
The rumour mill had it that the former Tourism Minister died in South Africa while seeking medical attention. After he failed in his bid to lead the party once more as chairman in April last year, Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey has not been involved in active politicking.