Rawlings disowns false publications

The Office of former President Jerry Rawlings is alerting the public to verify any publication purporting to come from him.

The alert follows publications the Office says are falsehoods but have been attributed to Rawlings.

Mr. Kobina Andoh Amoakwa of the Communications Directorate of the Office of former President Rawlings who issued the alert, also warned “Perpetrators of these falsehoods” “to desist from such acts.”

Below is the statement

It has come to the attention of the office of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings, former President of the Republic, that certain unscrupulous persons have been putting out statements locally and internationally purportedly authored by him or issued by his office.

We wish to advise members of the public that the former President has issued no statement on the Airbus bribery scandal. The former President has also not commented on the recent distribution of ambulances to constituencies neither has he issued a statement on the Malawian election dispute ruling.

Perpetrators of these falsehoods are warned to desist from such acts.

Members of the public who are unsure of any statement purported to emanate from the former President’s office should please verify such publications on his official Facebook page – https://web.facebook.com/President.J.J.Rawlings – as all official statements are posted there.

Thank you

Issued By:
Kobina Andoh Amoakwa
(Communications Directorate)