Omane Boamah issues disclaimer in reaction to Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi’s “Working With Rawlings”

Former Minister of Communication under the erstwhile John Mahama led administration, Dr Edward Kofi Omane Boamah has issued a disclaimer in response to Professor Kwamena Ahwoi’s book “Working With Rawlings” distancing himself from a claim made by the book, which appears to suggest that, Dr Omane Boamah was among a group of young politicians groomed 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.

In a statement signed and issued on 5th August 2020 on the former Minister of State’s Facebook wall, he said: “Respectfully, I need to place on record that this claim is wholly and completely inaccurate and untrue.”

According to Dr Omane Boamah, as a young man and politician with core convictions, He was never engaged nor could He have allowed himself to be used by anyone to talk back at former President Rawlings.

He revealed that his principle stand in defending the late President Atta Mills, without insults, against attacks, adding that, his thought were underserved borne out of his 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.” He said.

In his concluding remarks he said, “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.”

Read the full statement below

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 was 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.
SIGNED
Dr Edward Kofi Omane Boamah
Former Minister for Communication
5th August 2020
Iddrisu Muftaw | talksafrica.com

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