Akufo-Addo won’t sue Africa Watch over cancer report - Atta Akyea
Astute lawyer and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea says the party’s Flagbearer will not waste his precious time filing a suit against the Africa Watch Magazine for publishing falsehood about him.
The US-based magazine edited by Steve Mallory claims a leaked dossier from the Wellington Hospital in UK which Nana Addo is believed to attend to seek medical care, indicates he is suffering from a life threatening cancer and kidney disease.
The magazine in its report claimed the NPP flagbearer was diagnosed of prostate cancer in June 2013, with a high Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) count of 89.9, very much above the 3.72 upper range it should have been, according to British doctors.
The NPP has accused the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) of being behind the publication which is intended to scuttle the electoral fortunes of Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP.
Some political watchers have called on the NPP to clear the hard earned reputation of Nana Akufo Addo by hauling the publisher of the Africa Wtach Magazine court, but that may likely not happen as Lawyer Atta Akyea has indicated that the three-time Flagbearer is not interested.
Speaking on TV3, he said filing a suit against Africa Watch will amount to Akufo Addo and the NPP dignifying the baseless rumour put out in the public state.
“Nana Akufo Addo has not got the luxury of time to dignify this hollow propaganda, he’s not going to do it. Akufo Addo is shaking hands in the North, walking briskly, no body doubts that, check out all the videos about his visit up North. He’s a man over 70 and if his energy levels are what he’s functioning by now, then we should thank God for his life.rather than use this thing to sort of create an impression that may be we have another Atta Mills at hand. It will not wash, he’s very robust, his articulation is sound, his mind is very sound and by the mercies of God, the wish they have for him will not happen; he’ll become the next President of Ghana.”
Meanwhile, Prof. Adu Gyamfi, the personal doctor of Nana Akufo Addo has dismissed claims that the latter is suffering from cancer.
In an interview on News File on Joy FM, Prof. Yaw Adu Gyamfi stated that Nana Akufo Addo is fit as a fiddle, adding that the rumours about his health is without merit.
“Nana Addo’s PSA as done in June 2016 is 0.03 well below the fall level and is well…well below the 89.9 quoted in the article. He doesn’t have any cancer, if he had cancer with that kind of thing with that kind of thing, he’ll not be able to be run around as he’s doing.”
He added: “Then the articles goes on to say that he has acute renal problem injury, large heart and all that. When you have acute renal failure usually you are unable to pass urine, Nana Addo drinks water freely where ever he goes and eats whatever is put before him. He cannot have any kidney problems and he does not.” Prof. Yaw Adu Gyamfi, stressed.