The former Deputy Information Minister under the National Democratic Congress in the John Dramani Mahama’s administration Mr. Felix Kwakye Ofosu has issued a statement in which he indicated that, he was never part of any arrangement to talk back at former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Within the past few weeks, there have been many media reports of how a yet to be released book Authored by Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi indicated that, Mr. Felix Kwakye Ofosu among other people were recruited as part of a strategy to talk back at former President Rawlings for criticising the late Prof. John Evans Atta-Mills.
Below is the statement put out by Mr. Felix Ofosu Kwakye
I have become aware of media reports suggesting that I was recruited together with others to denigrate or attack President Jerry John Rawlings following his criticism of the late President John Evans Attah Mills of blessed memory.
While acknowledging that the media reports are at best an exaggeration of portions of a book authored by the highly respected Prof Kwamena Ahwoi,I wish to place on record that at no point have I been part of any plot,recruitment exercise or strategy to “talk back” at President Rawlings.
It is a matter of public knowledge that I and others have rallied in the past to correct misimpressions created about the late President Mills during his tenure.My contribution to any such effort was based purely on principle,conviction and loyalty to the then President of Ghana and leader of the NDC.
I have never required prompting or goading to speak about what I believe to be right or wrong.
All my contributions in the said matter were devoid of insults or aspersions as claimed by the media reports.It is worth noting that the book in question speaks about our resort to logic rather than insults.
Any claim therefore that there was a grand design to malign anyone for criticizing President Mills is inaccurate.
~ Felix Kwakye Ofosu