Former President John Dramani Mahama has not tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Sammy Gyamfi has said.
He has subsequently implored the public to disregard social media speculation that former President John Mahama has contracted COVID-19.
According to him, he did not want to dignify the speculation which he alleged was being spread on social media by NPP communicators but he was forced to speak out because it was becoming viral.
He said President Mahama and persons in his close circle including Joyce Bawah Mogtari do not have COVID-19.
He also mentioned that the Ranking Member of the Health Committee of Parliament, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh and the Minority Leader, Muntaka Mubarak Mohammed had also not tested positive for the illness which has claimed over 100 lives in Ghana.
Mr Gyamfi made this known at the end of a press briefing to address criticisms of the NDC running mate Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang and concerns over the ongoing voter registration.
Prez Mahama has not tested positive for COVID-19
The National Communications Officer of the NDC, Mr Sammy Gyamfi has implored the public to disregard social media speculation that former President John Mahama (@JDMahama ) has contracted COVID-19.
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