The office of former President John Agyekum Kufuor has categorically stated that it has not called on the legislators in the Majority caucus demanding the sack of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta to stop their action.
According to the office of the ex-president, reports making rounds in sections of the media suggesting that former President Kufour had invited the legislators to get them to stop such demands are false.
“The office of the former President vehemently detests the developing trend in disinformation that mischievously seeks to draw President Kufour into issues that he has not commented on,” parts of the statement read.
The premise of the statesman’s clarification emanates from the recent demand by some legislators in the majority caucus for the sack of the finance minister Ken Ofori Atta and the Minister of state at finance Ministry Charles Adu Boahen who has now been sacked over some alleged corrupt deals.
President Akufo-Addo in turn called on the aggrieved legislators to be patient till at least the deal Ghana is seeking from the International Monetary Fund goes through before calling for the head of the Finance Minister.
Interestingly the pressure from the said legislators has worsened. A committee has been set up to probe the allegations against the minister. Meanwhile, the MPs have pledged that they will not entertain the embattled Finance Minister to read the budget.
Read the statement below.