A former Communication Minister under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) Administration, Dr. Omane Boamah, has said that Professor Kwamena Ahwoi lied against him in his book titled “Working with Rawlings.”
In a disclaimer issued by Dr Omane Boamah and shared on his Facebook page, he described the claim as “wholly and completely inaccurate and untrue.”
He said as a young man and a politician of convictions, he was neither engaged nor could he have allowed himself to be used by anyone to talk back at former president Rawlings, as Professor Kwamena Ahwoi claimed in his book.
“I have read excerpts of the Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi’s Book, “Working with Rawlings” that appear to suggest I was among a group of young politicians, who were purposely engaged by him and others to respond to and “talk back” at former President Rawlings for the latter’s attacks on the personality of the late President of Ghana, His Excellency John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills,” Dr Omane Boamah stated in his disclaimer.
He continued “Respectfully, I need to place on record that this claim is wholly and completely inaccurate and untrue.
As a young man and politician with core convictions, I was never engaged nor could I have allowed myself to be used by anyone to talk back at former President Rawlings.”
Dr Omane Boamah also explained that he defended the late President Atta Mills against undeserved attacks “out of my respect and appreciation of the personality of the late President Mills – the Asomdwehene, his pureness of heart and other sterling and unique qualities that he possessed to a fault.”
He said the suggestion that his defense was a “strategy” by the elders was irksome and doesn’t reflect his personality as a politician of conviction, not of convenience, adding that the claim was an “inadvertent error in recollection and not founded on anything that remotely resembles the truth.”
By a ghanahotissues.com writer
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