The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has denied a report that doctors advised the flagbearer of the party, Nana Akufo-Addo, not to step out after 5pm on health grounds.
The Enquirer newspaper made the claim in its July 11 issue, saying that Akufo-Addo’s doctors had already communicated to the party’s 2016 campaign team not to let him campaign after 5pm.
But in a reaction on Accra-based Kasapa FM, a deputy communications director of the party, Anthony Karbo, described the report as “ridiculous, bogus" and a "blatant lie”.
He said it formed part of what he called dirty propaganda against Akufo-Addo.
Karbo said Akufo-Addo was still on a tour of the Brong Ahafo Region and that his campaign was gaining momentum.
"I have the opportunity to join his campaign trail and we are on the grounds with him making the rounds in the nook and crannies of this country without any caveat as speculated. We move out from the hotel 10 am and return 10 pm. He is the first person to wake up by 7 am to check up on all of us,” he said.
Akufo-Addo, 73, has consistently dismissed concerns about his state of health and has stressed that he is strong and healthy.
In an interview in Accra last year, the former finance minister said he felt young and that age was just a number.