General News of Friday, 12 April 2013
Source: Office Of Former President Jerry Rawlings
The office of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has denied reports that the former president will address a National Delegates Congress of the United Cadre Front this weekend.
A statement signed by Mr Shmuel Ja’Mba Abm, Press Secretary of UCF and copied to the Ghana News Agency gave the impression that the former President will address the congress theme: “Towards a sustainable and economically empowering cadre front for victory 2016 and beyond.”
However, a press release from the former president’s office categorically pointed out the report credited to the UCF Press Secretary is “false” since Mr Rawlings has not accepted any such invitation.
Read below the statement from Mr Rawlings’ office
RE: Rawlings Storms Kumasi
The office of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has noted with concern a publication by the Ghana News Agency stating that the former President will address a National Delegates Congress of the United Cadre Front.
The report credited to the Press Secretary of the United Cadres Front is false.
The general public is informed that President Rawlings has not accepted an invitation from the United Cadre Front and will not be attending the meeting in Kumasi.
We wish to caution institutions and organisations that send invitations to the former President not to issue statements to the media confirming his acceptance of such invitations when he has not done so.
The office also calls on the media to endeavour to crosscheck with our office when they receive statements announcing President Rawlings’ participation at events.