Nana Addo condemns “false and repugnant” reports of wife’s murder

The Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has condemned what he described as a “false and defamatory” publication in the Daily Post newspaper of Wednesday January 27, 2016.

A statement signed by Press Secretary of Nana Addo, Mr Eugene Arhin said a suggestion by the newspaper that Nana Addo murdered his first wife was “nothing but a vile, repugnant and tasteless fabrication.”

“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,” the statement said.

It added: “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 the 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,” the statement said.

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