JUST AS the storm appears to be withering with vigorous campaign activities over the death of its sitting President, Ghana, has been struck again with grief over the death of former vice President of the Republic, H.E. Alhaji Aliu Mahama.
According to a report monitored by Wojakugh.com, the former Vice President joined his ancestors Friday, 16th November 2012 after battling with what is believed to be a heart condition at the Cardio Centre at the Korle-bu Teaching hospital.
The former Vice President was at the hospital for sometime now where he was being treated for what is believed to be a heart related ailment. He was 66 years old.
This comes barely after four months following the demise of President John Evans Atta Mills on July 24. Alhaji Aliu Mahama was the Vice President for eight years under the erstwhile Kufuor administration.
There were reports earlier on Wednesday that Alhaji Mahama had given up the ghost but his aides denied the rumour saying he is recuperating after being treated by the hospital.
XYZ News’ reporter who was at the Cardio Centre Wednesday says family members who are at the hospital do not look the least happy about the situation which led to the rumours about the death of the former vice president.
Alhaji Aliu Mahama (born 3 March 1946) was Vice-President of Ghana from 7 January 2001 to 7 January 2009.
He sought the New Patriotic Party’s nomination for the 2008 presidential election, but at the party’s convention in December 2007 he received only 6.38% of delegates’ votes (146 votes). After this unexpectedly poor result he announced that he would leave politics.