The New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo has denied reports making rounds that he killed his first wife Obaa Yaa Nkansah Dwamena in the early 90s.
He has described the reports as “vile, repugnant and tasteless fabrication” which must be ignored.
He is therefore demanding an apology and a retraction from the media house which published the story.
Below is the full statement from his press secretary:
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.