Ghana’s Ministry of Information has released a statement refuting claims on certain social media platforms relating to the purported resignation of the President John Dramani Mahama. The statement is asking the general public to disregard the letter and its contents. The letter appeared first on Facebook following a protest in the capital Accra with the hashtag #occupyflagstaffhouse. Flagstaff House is the seat of government.
Below is the full statement from the Information and Media Relations Ministry:
The attention of government has been drawn to a spurious letter making the rounds on social media in which President Mahama is portrayed as having tendered in his resignation from the Office of President of the Republic of Ghana.
Government wishes to state unequivocally that the said letter is a total fabrication and the product of criminal machinations by faceless elements with a view to sowing seeds of panic, anxiety and chaos within the Ghanaian society.
In view of the gravity of the matter especially the clear case of forgery of the President’s signature in this matter, government has formally requested the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service to conduct thorough investigations into the matter and bring to book the masterminds behind this reprehensible act.
Government takes this opportunity to assure the people of Ghana that President John Dramani Mahama remains eternally committed to abiding by the oath that he swore before them to serve them diligently with the highest ethical and moral standards.
President Mahama continues to discharge his responsibilities as President of the Republic of Ghana and Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed forces.
He is at the forefront of efforts to bring an improvement in the quality of life of the people of this country.
The general public is therefore encouraged to disregard the letter and its contents.
FELIX KWAKYE OFOSU
Deputy Minister for Information & Media Relations
(30th June 2014)