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BAWUMIA SPOTTED IN LONDON…With Second Lady Samira - Expected to resume work soon

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Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, reportedly down with an unexplained ailment, according to desperate National Democratic Congress apparatchiks and communications, has been spotted, hale and hearty, in London, taking a walk with his wife.

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, reportedly down with an unexplained ailment, according to desperate National Democratic Congress apparatchiks and communications, has been spotted, hale and hearty, in London, taking a walk with his wife.

 

The two are graphically captured in pictures and video  making rounds on the internet, with the Vice President seen walking heartily on Oxford Street in London, an indication that he is doing well – far from wild rumours that the man was rushed out under weird circumstances by the government under cover of night.

The Vice President left Ghana for the United Kingdom on medical leave after the Presidency revealed that he had been taken ill earlier in the day, and was undergoing medical tests.

However, a hearty and fit looking Dr Bawumia in the video, dressed in trendy winter clothing, can be seen walking majestically on the Oxford Streets of London.

The Veep and his wife were approached by one Ghanaian, who was later recognised as Christian Asante, a security officer at Primark Store on Oxford Street.

Mr. Asante, who looked elated meeting the second couple, is seen exchanging pleasantries with them.

Hitherto, the Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, had offered some assurances concerning the recovery of her husband.

Samira Bawumia, in a message thanking well-wishers, said Dr. Bawumia “is doing very well… he looks forward to returning to work soon.”

The Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, has since provided some further clarity, saying the decision to fly Dr. Bawumia to the UK, was to ensure that he was kept away from visitors who may disturb his rest and recuperation period.

“When he is in Ghana, people will come from his village; from Walewale, from Gambaga. Wherever he is in Ghana, people will still besiege him to visit him. Even me, I would think that, if I don’t go and visit him, he may think that Mustapha didn’t come and see me and etc,” the Information Minister stated.

The government is yet to indicate the exact ailment the Vice President may be battling with, and this has prompted some criticism with the Minority in Parliament calling for more clarity from the Presidency on the matter.

Speaking on the Floor of Parliament, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, criticized the government over its communication of what he described as a “sensitive matter.”

But Mr. Hamid followed this up with a further assurance that Dr. Bawumia would soon return to the country, saying “he is doing very well. The Chief of Staff and other senior government officials have been talking to him.”

Meanwhile, the Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, says the Minority’s calls for full disclosure of the medical condition of the Vice President are hypocritical and “preposterous.”

He explained that similar calls had been made to the government which had been in place during the tenure of the late President John Evans Atta Mills, prior to his death in 2012.

He recalled that those requests were rebuffed by state officials, and so it was surprising that the opposition was insistent on being given full details of the current status of the Vice President.

“For now, I think it’s most preposterous for anybody to say that let’s demand the report, what report? The report, based on suspicion?” he said.

“This is the same call that I made of late President Mills. Those who to this day are resisting it, are the same people who are now saying this,” he said.