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General News of Wednesday, 11 November 2015


Akufo-Addo: I’m fine; wasn’t stretchered to SA

Nana Akufo-Addo - NPP Presidential Candidate Nana Akufo-Addo - NPP Presidential Candidate

Nana Akufo-Addo has denied he was stretchered to South Africa for medical attention, adding: “I’m fine.”

“I am not on a stretcher. I get the impression that the NDC do not want me to travel".

“Every time I am going to travel they say I am going to see doctors or I am on a stretcher. I am going to continue to travel, and I am fine, as you can see,” he said at a programme organised for party executives.

Rumours were rife on social media last week that the former Attorney General was flown to South Africa sick. It prompted some communications members of the party to debunk the rumours with posts on social media.

This is not the first time such rumours have circulated.

In July last year, Mr Akufo-Addo told party members that contrary to the “propaganda” that he is too old and weak at age 70 to run for president again, he is “fit and strong” for the task.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I am fit and ready and my appetite is as keen as ever to go into battle for the cause of the NPP,” Nana Akufo-Addo told his supporters when he launched his flagbearership bid in the national capital.

“I am profoundly grateful that so many people consider me worthy to lead this promising nation of ours, even at the young age of 70,” the former foreign affairs minister said, adding: “I do not know what 70-year olds are supposed to feel like but I feel well, my body is in good shape; my mind remains as sharp as it ever was.”