Accra — The Ghanaian political landscape is again intemperate following rumours of the death of President John Evans Attah-Mills at the weekend. The ruling National Democratic Party (NDC) has accused its adversaries of mischief.
The rumour started making the rounds because the president was unusually absent from public view. His Vice-President John Dramani Mahama has been representing him in most social functions. Even in the heat of the ethnic violence that rocked the nation last week, Mills maintained an ominous silence.
The rumour which had spread like wild fire by Saturday prompted the president to refute the news of his death.
Mills on Saturday announced at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra shortly before he travelled outside the country that he was well, but was going to the United States of America for routine medical check up.
Meanwhile the Ghanaian Medical Association has condemned the president's medical trip abroad, describing the action as an indictment on the president and all the politicians.
The General Secretary of the GMA, Dr. Frank Siribour said the development also buttresses the fact that the president lacked confidence on the health care system.