The former Minister for Communication Dr. Edward Kofi Omane Boamah has responded to professor Kwamena Ahwoi on his book titled “Working with Rawlings”. In a statement issued by Dr. Omane Boamah, he has openly disclaimed the assertion as captured in professor Kwamena Ahwoi’s book that he (Omane Boamah) was among a group of young Ghanaian politicians contracted to “talk back” at former president and founder of the National Democratic Congress Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings for his attack on the late President of Ghana, His Excellency John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills.
Dr. Edward Kofi Omane Boamah further said, anything said about him in Professor Kwamena Ahwoi’s book relating to verbal attack on Jerry John Rawlings are not true and must discarded with the needed contempt it deserves.
Read below his full disclaimer issued in response to professor Kwamena Ahwoi
DISCLAIMER – PROF. KWAMENA AHWOI’S BOOK – “WORKING WITH RAWLINGS”
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.
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.
My principled stand in defending the late President Atta Mills, without insults, against attacks I thought were underserved was borne 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.
The suggestion that my defence of the late President was part of a deliberate “strategy” by elders is irksome to me. It does not reflect my personality as a politician of conviction and not of convenience.
For the record, I state emphatically and unequivocally that any claim that I was a recruited participant in any such grand agenda could only be the result of an inadvertent error in recollection and not founded on anything that remotely resembles the truth.
Dr. Edward Kofi Omane Boamah
Former Minister for Communication
5th August, 2020