[ 2012-04-27 ]
Rawlings’ office denies newspaper report on Volta chiefs’ meeting
The office of former president Jerry John Rawlings
has denied a Daily Guide report of a meeting he
held with chiefs from the Volta Region last
A statement issued by Kobina Andoh Amoakwa,
Communications Director of the office of the
former president said the ex-president never said
sitting President John Mills must “vomit” the GhC
51 million judgment debt payment to Alfred Woyome
before he can join the 2012 campaign of the NDC.
Below is a rejoinder from the office of the former
REJOINDER TO DAILY GUIDE: ‘JJ TELLS MILLS VOMIT
The Office of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings
has read with disdain the front-page report of
your April 26, 2012 edition captioned ‘JJ TELLS
MILLS VOMIT WOYOME CASH’.
We wish to state categorically that the report
authored by Charles Takyi Boadu is false.
While we do not wish to delve into the details of
what was discussed in deference to the delegation
of chiefs who requested for privacy in the full
glare of the media including your reporter, we
have to state that at no point during the meeting
did President Rawlings issue conditions and
ultimatums to the NDC government.
President Rawlings’s contributions at the meeting
were summarized by his spokesperson, Mr. Kofi
Adams and we find it unprofessional and absurd
that your reporter attempted to question the
veracity and accuracy of the presentation by Mr.
The former President has throughout the tenure of
President Mills been unequivocal about the need
for the Mills government to uphold the tenets of
probity and accountability and re-investigate
serious infractions during the tenure of the NPP.
He did not hesitate to bring up those issues once
There is no doubt that President Rawlings is
extremely unhappy about goings-on within the
country under the administration of President
Mills, but that does not mean he will acquiesce to
falsehoods linked to his name even if they are
critical of the current government.
This Office wonders if the report is not a
conspiracy by certain political elements to
generate misguided animosity within the current
political dispensation designed to court the usual
political sympathy for the government.
The crux of President Rawlings’ message during the
meeting on Tuesday April 24 was the fact that he
wished the NDC would win the 2012 elections but
that opportunity had been squandered due to the
abandonment of the party’s values.
We wish to urge the Daily Guide and all members of
the media to make it a point to crosscheck
information picked up from unofficial sources
before going public as such distortion is
Signed: Kobina Andoh Amoakwa
Source - Citifmonline
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