The President’s Director of Communications reacting to a publication by The Herald on the President’s status and reports that he had left the country, last Sunday wrote on his Facebook wall “Kindly disregard the FALSE STORY published by the Herald Newspaper to the effect that the President was on Saturday “flown out of the country to London for COVID-19 treatment”. It is clearly a figment of the author’s imagination.
“The President is in the country, and he’s currently at the Presidential Villa in Jubilee House, observing the 14-day self-isolation precautionary measure, in compliance with COVID-19 protocols”.
The Herald in a rebuttal to Eugene Arhin, also stated “if the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, had only tested negative and is in Ghana, but in self-isolation, it shouldn’t be impossible for him to address the country in a live broadcast”.
“He should stand in front of the Presidential Villa of the Jubilee House and address the Nation, to prove that he is in Ghana or live address in front of his chosen media houses, will curb every anxiety or…?
Questions have also been asked about why President Akufo-Addo, who was in Norway with the Norwegian Ambassador to Ghana,Gunnar Andreas Holm, one of the first persons to test positive for COVID-19 in Ghana, after the trip, did not isolate himself then, suggesting there is more to the president’s 14-day self-isolation, than the country has been told.
The paper believes that if the President is the Country why would the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia chair cabinet meeting tomorrow?
Also, speaking on Okay FM last Thursday, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, gave indication that the President is actually treating COVID-19.
“First of all, permit me to express my profound gratitude to my president and the seat of government for the grace I enjoyed from him during our primaries.
Now, we are all praying that he – President – will recover quickly so that he will come back to continue his good work quickly”, the NPP Director of Communications said.
Mr Buabeng Asamoah, who doubles as the NPP’s Member of Parliament (MP) for Adentan Constituency, referring to President Akufo-Addo, continued “he’s still at where he is, but we know when we see him—we have all missed him, we have missed his fellow Ghanaians. Today when you look round, we have missed Fellow Ghanaiansâ¦”
He spoke in Twi to Kwame Nkrumah Tikese on the Ade Akye Abia morning show on Okay FM.