The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has left Ghana for the United Kingdom (UK) on medical leave.
According to the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, the trip became necessary following the advice of Dr. Bawumia’s doctors.
“The Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on Friday, 19th January, 2018, left Ghana for the United Kingdom for medical leave, on advice of his doctors. He was accompanied by the 2nd Lady, Hajia Samira Bawumia,” a statement said.
The development comes at a time when the Presidency had confirmed on Friday that the Vice President took ill in the early hours of the day and was attended to by his doctors. After some medical tests, he was put under medical observation but was discharged subsequently.
Citi News’ presidential correspondent, Sammi Wiafe on Friday evening said the Vice President had returned to his Kanda residence from the Hospital.
It is unclear what ailment the Vice President is suffering from.
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana