-Ghanaian diplomat Dr Ibn Chambas has denied that he visited Vice President Dr Bawumia in London
-Dr Chambas was reported to have been the first known NDC person to visit Dr Bawumia since arrived in London
- A statement form his office, however suggests he is currently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia attending an AU summit.
Ghanaian diplomat, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas has denied paying a visit to Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in London where he is on a medical leave.
In a photo making rounds on social media, Dr Chambas, a former Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is sitting in a couch with Dr Bawumia and he was looking hearty.
The photo, reports suggest, was taken over the weekend while the Dr Chambas supposedly visited Dr Bawumia.
But according to a statement from the diplomat, the reports were false as he last saw the Vice President in March 2017.
"I would like to state emphatically that I am currently in addis Ababa attending an ECOWAS conference. The last time I saw the vice president was in March 2017", his short statement said urging "the general public to disregard this pictures".
The Vice President traveled to London on Friday, January 19 after he fell sick at work and was advised by his doctors to take some rest.
His being away, which coincided with travels by President Nana Akufo-Addo to Liberia and Ethiopia, became a subject of intense debate as many, especially communicators of the opposition NDC, questioned what might caused sickness.
There were even rumours of Dr Bawumia suffering a stroke until a photos and videos of him and his wife, Samira walking the streets of London surfaced online last Saturday.
The latest photo of him with Dr Chambas seemed to have confirmed the suggestion by Saturday's photos and videos that the Vice President was well and not in any danger as feared.
Dr Chambas' purported visit wad deemed as significant as he was the only person with NDC roots to have visited Dr Bawumia in London.
But the denial brings up a lot of questions as to who is behind the circulation of the picture and to what purpose.
Prior to becoming a diplomat, Dr Chambas was a leading member of the NDC serving Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1993-1997 and Deputy Minister of Education from 1997-2001
He also served as Member of Parliament for Bimbilla on NDC's ticket, on two occasions, from 1993 to 1997 and 2001 to 2002 when he resigned to for the ECOWAS position.
He is currently the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA).
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