Former Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama died of stroke, reports Citi FM in Accra, citing a revelation from Former President John Agyekum Kufuor.
This is the first time anyone had attempted to give a clear indication of what the man suffered, leading to his passing.
The Former President recalled that Alhaji Aliu Mahama once collapsed on a campaign platform at Atebubu in the Bono Ahafo Region but he had not been aware of the seriousness of his condition till a few weeks ago.
?I never thought he was unwell till about three weeks ago when we learnt that he had collapsed during campaigning in Atebubu area. He was flown to Korle Bu and recovered after days.”
He told the radio station that: ?he [Mahama] went up North to celebrate the Eid, but after some days the report came that he had collapsed again and had been brought back to Korle Bu?.
Alhaji Aliu Mahama died while still on admission at the Cardio Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Doctors put the time of death at 9:45am Friday.
?I visited only to learn that he had been stricken with a stroke from which he didn?t recover,” Mr Kufuor said.
?Ghana has lost a fine human being with a great personality. He was ready to serve and did not suffer from complexes. He worked very hard in government so it is a very big blow to me personally,? he added.
The family of the Former Vice President in agreement with state officials have pushed the burial to Sunday, 18 November, 2012.
He will be buried at the Asomdwe Memorial Park.