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Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has condemned what he describes as a “false and defamatory” publication in the Daily Post newspaper of Wednesday January 27, 2016.

The publication headlined: "Did Akufo-Addo really murder his first wife as claimed by the 'New Patriot'?" indicated that "The 'New Patriot', a newspaper which until yesterday was unknown to most Ghanaians caused consternation particularly among NPP supporters over its publication which accused twice defeated NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo of murdering a woman he was once married to. The newspaper gave the name of the woman as Obaa Yaa Nkansah Dwamena and the date of the alleged murder; 17th August, 1993".

But a statement signed by Press Secretary of Nana Addo, Mr Eugene Arhin described the publication as "nothing but a vile, repugnant and tasteless fabrication."

"This story is nothing but a vile, repugnant and tasteless fabrication. We demand an unconditional and immediate retraction of story in the next edition of the paper, which comes out on Thursday, January 28, 2015. This retraction must be given the same prominence as was given to the earlier story"
the statement added.


Read full statement below

AKUFO-ADDO REACTS TO DAILY POST DEFAMATION

The attention of the Office of Nana Akufo-Addo has been drawn, once again, to a false and defamatory publication in the Daily Post newspaper of Wednesday, January 27, 2015.

The story, whose headline has been written under the guise of a question and allegedly sourced from a non-existent newspaper called the ‘New Patriot’, states emphatically that Nana Akufo-Addo murdered his first wife, Obaa Yaa Nkansah Dwamena, on 17th August, 1993.

It is tragic that our politics should sink to such levels that there appears to be nothing sacred, nor any respect for our cultural values in our society; and people would want to use the death of a loved one to defame a political opponent.

This story is nothing but a vile, repugnant and tasteless fabrication. We demand an unconditional and immediate retraction of story in the next edition of the paper, which comes out on Thursday, January 28, 2015. This retraction must be given the same prominence as was given to the earlier story.


……signed……

Eugene Arhin

Press Secretary

 
 
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