by Lekan Olanrewaju
Apparently, Nigerian politicians have good company just across the border.
The ruling National Democratic Congress NDC in Ghana has responded to rumours of the death of President John Evans Atta Mills describing them as “unfortunate” and “evil”. The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC, Ade Coker, who was at the Kotoka International Airport to see the President off as he left for a routine medical checkup in America responded rather harshly to the talk while speaking to XYZ News.
“Some people in this country are wishing for the death of the President. ” he said. “This is not the first time and this is not proper for our democracy that people will wish somebody evil.”
“Those who are wishing him to die, they will die first as the saying goes.” he continued. “When you are wishing a friend evil, it will come to you first.”
Atta Mills himself also dismissed the rumours saying: “I am very, very strong, and don’t know the bases for saying that I am dead.”
“I am going for a medical checkup.” he continued. “I go there to ensure everything is okay. I am going to see my doctors for some examination then I will come back and continue my work of building a Better Ghana.’’
“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.”