The office of former President John Kufuor says it has chanced upon some publications in the media, both social and traditional, to the effect that the ex-president “has extended an invitation” to some 98 government MPs who are demanding the dismissal of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, to, “ostensibly dissuade them from their stance”.
“We wish to bring to the attention of the general public that there is no truth to the said publications”, a statement issued on Thursday and signed by senior aide and spokesperson for the ex-president, Dr Kwabena Osei-Adubofour, said.
It noted: “The office of the former president vehemently detests the developing trend in disinformation that mischievously seeks to draw President Kufuor into issues that he has not commented on”.
“The former president is as concerned as, perhaps, more so than others, for the wellbeing and stability of Ghana, and, in his own way, is doing whatever he can for the nation to get on top of the seemingly intractable difficulties currently engulfing our society, and would be the last person to play petty and uninformed politics in the circumstances”, the statement said.
“At any time that Mr Kufuor deems it fit to comment publicly on national issues, he would not hesitate to do so. But, he would definitely not be drawn in, on other people’s terms and agenda”, the statement added.