STATEMENT: Akufo-Addo Has Not Bowed Out

The attention of the Office of Nana Akufo-Addo has been drawn to a story published on Ghanaweb today, Friday, 21 February, 2014, and sourced to the Al-Hajj newspaper, with the headline: ‘Akufo-Addo bows out, Kufuor Agrees’.

It reads: “Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who is cooling off in his ‘hide out’ in far-away UK has finally thrown in the towel on his wildly rumored third term bid for the presidency due to old age and health concerns.”

We wish to assure the good people of Ghana that the story is entirely false. This alleged news item only exemplifies the unacceptable face of creative journalism which seems to be the specialty of the Al Hajj newspaper.

Nana Akufo-Addo has made no such decision. As indicated before his departure to London last September, he will make known his future in Ghanaian politics on his return to Ghana, which will be very shortly.


Kow Essuman

Aide to Nana Akufo-Addo