Government to notify diplomats of falsehood in former President’s presentation

Monday 18th February, 2019
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Koforidua, Feb. 18, GNA - Mr Kojo-Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Information, said the government will formerly inform the diplomatic community about the falsehood in the videos that the former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama showed to them at a recent interaction.

Speaking at a News conference at Koforidua organised by the Ministry of Information, the Minister said among the three videos, the former President showed, policemen dancing at a funeral, which President Mahama informed the meetng that the dancing policemen were at the funeral of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon.

He also said they were the same policemen that were used in a recent shootng incidents at the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

Mr Nkrumah said the funeral shown in the video was not that of the late MP of Ayawaso West Wuogon and none of the policemen shown in the video were involved in the shootng incident at the Ayawaso West Wuogon.

He said the second video showed a convoy of vehicles which he rejected as not that

of the new MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Ms Lydia Alhassan being escorted by political vigilante used in the shootng incident in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.

The Minister said during the by-election, the Ayawaso West Wuogon MP did not travel outside the constituency.

He said the third video was the subject of a Presidential Commission and urged the former President Mahama to make information available to the commission to support their work.

He said on Tuesday, six newly created districts in the country would be inaugurated simultaneously. At Achiase, Anloga, Cloley Korley, Ablekuma Central, Ayawaso Central and North East Gonja.

He said the Board of Trustees for the construction of the national cathedral had not nominated anybody to go round to solicitate funds from the diplomatic community for the project.

He expressed the hope that the Board of Trustees for the national cathedral would take appropriate measures on a video circulating on social, media about somebody going round collecting funds for the project.

GNA