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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has eulogised the late managing editor of the al-Hajj newspaper, Alhaji Iddrisu Bature, who died early this year.
Mr Akufo-Addo described Mr Bature as a “good opponent” whose demise has brought sadness to him.
Speaking at an encounter with the press at the Flagstaff House on Wednesday, 17 January, the president said: “I want to join the Minister of Information in adding my condolences, regrets to the exit of three of your [journalists] number in the course of last year.
“I am particularly unhappy about the demise of Bature, he was a good opponent and it is sad that he is no longer here to keep me and everything we are doing on our toes. We wish him safe and mercy and rest in the arms of the almighty.”
Mr Bature died at the Korle Bu teaching hospital after battling a short illness.
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