National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Kwabena Adjei has gone to town, accusing high-ranking members of his party of being behind the wild speculations that suggested President Atta Mills was dead.
Contrary to accusations from NDC spin doctors that the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) was behind the rumours, Dr. Adjei said, “We are worried because this is coming from within our own ranks and from the highest echelons of our rank”, confirming claims by the pro-government tabloid The Informer that the rumours emanated from the Castle, the seat of government.
In a recorded conversation which was aired on a number of radio stations yesterday, the NDC Chairman was heard in a vexatious tone trying to douse speculations about the President’s health condition, saying, “There is nothing wrong with President Mills. President Mills is not ill. President Mills is doing what he can do to promote the ‘Better Ghana’ agenda, that’s it! And people want to rock the boat because they have their own agendas”.
He blasted those in the NDC with death wishes for President Mills, who is set to lead them into the December 2012 general elections, saying, “The likes of me have sat down; we have not talked about anything, we have watched events and we are worried because this is coming from within our own ranks and from the highest echelons of our rank.”
This, he said, was because “there is nothing wrong with Professor Mills sitting down there; he’s healthy”, with a warning in tow: “We can’t continue to sit down and then see them rock the boat.”
However, he was short of mentioning names.
Until the NDC chief spilled the beans, the party propagandists had turned the heat on the opposition NPP, accusing it of spreading the rumour about mills’ death.
But the NPP had refused to be drawn into the fray, saying that in the event of the president’s death, it was the vice president who would rather benefit since he would be elevated.
Source: Charles Takyi-Boadu/D-Guide
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