Akufo-Addo denies daily post story

Our attention has been drawn, yet again, to a story published in the Friday, April 25, 2014, edition of the Daily Post Newspaper with the banner headline, “Lord Commey pummelled by Akufo-Addo’s bodyguards.”

According to the pro-NDC newspaper, the former National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party “received the most severe beatings of his life” from the bodyguards of Nana Akufo-Addo, for “failing to give to delegates monies given to him by godfathers in the Akufo-Addo camp to be given to the delegates at the just ended delegates’ conference at Tamale.”

The Office of Nana Akufo-Addo wishes to reiterate emphatically and unequivocally that no such thing, as described by the paper, has ever happened at the gates of Nana Akufo-Addo’s house, or will such a criminal and despicable act ever happen there.

In addition, no money or any form of inducement was given to Laud Commey by Nana Akufo-Addo or “god fathers in the Akufo-Addo camp” for delegates at the Tamale conference, with the aim of swaying delegates’ votes to favour any one candidate or a set of candidates.

We wish to state that the content of the story, which has been subsequently reproduced on some online media platforms, is a blatant lie and should be disregarded.

It has become evidently clear that the shameless agenda of some newspapers situated in the bosom of the ruling NDC government is to fabricate and peddle falsehoods about Nana Akufo-Addo, in the hope of trying to divert attention from the ailing and failing Better Ghana Agenda, which has so far been characterised by incompetence and economic hardships. Ghanaians are discerning and know better

Once again, we urge the general public not to give any credence to this story.


Eugene Arhin

Press Secretary

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