General News of Sunday, 17 June 2012
Source: Samuel Ablordeppey
Ghana President Professor John Evans Atta Mills has assured Ghanaians that he was well, alive and strong.
President Mills said this before he flew via a passenger plane Delta Airlines to New York for a normal check up.
This comes in the wake of tittle-tattles making the rounds to the effect that he was dead and out of the 2012 general elections.
It would be recalled that a similar incident occurred in 2008 barely six months to the elections when the critics of the then professor Mills who was the presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) declared him dead while in South Africa, yet he came to win the 2008 general elections.
President Mills who was looking hearty and chatty and strong told the press at the presidential lounge of the Kotoka International Airport that before departure that ‘’I am very, very strong, and don’t know the bases for saying that I am dead.
The president said ‘’I am going for a medical checkup. I go there to ensure everything is okey. I am going to see my doctors for some examination then I will come back and continue my work of building a Better Ghana.’’
For those who wished the president dead at all cost, this was what the president has to tell them ‘’in six months we have elections, and as a party, we will worker even harder to ensure we continue to make Ghana a better place for all.
In an enthusiastic manner, president Mills stood up and questioned his critics ‘’am I the person who is dead?
He was seen off at the airport by the vice President John Dramani Mahama, the chief of staff Henry Martey Newman and other government officials.
President Mills is due back in a few days.