A hale and hearty Afari-Gyan said those wishing him dead “should come and carry his corpse away” if they can confirm his demise.
The gregarious septuagenarian said he is enjoying his retirement and is not moved by “the mischief being peddled around”.
Speaking briefly to Starrfmonline.com Monday while news went viral on social media, especially on Facebook and WhatsApp platforms, he said his phone has been inundated with calls from family members enquiring about the news since Sunday, but he remains calm.
Family members close to the man who was the arrow head of Ghana’s elections since 1993 have also confirmed the 70-year-old is still healthy, and nothing has happened to trigger such news.
Dr Afari-Gyan left the EC on June 17, 2015 after turning 70. He helped conduct elections in other African countries and had been in charge of Ghana’s elections since 1993.