General News of 2014-07-01

Mahama has not resigned - Gov't

The Deputy Minister for Information and Media Relations, Mr Felix Kwakye Ofosu today said government’s attention has been drawn to a spurious letter on the social media that portrayed President Mahama as having tendered in his resignation as from the office of President of the Republic of Ghana.
Mr. Kwakye Ofosu said this in a statement issued to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra.
“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,” the statement said.
Mr. Kwakye Ofosu said “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 (CID) of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) to conduct thorough investigations into the matter and bring to book the masterminds behind this reprehensible act”.
According to the statement, 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 to serve them diligently with the highest ethical and moral standards.
President Mahama, the statement said “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 statement added.
Mr Kwakye Ofosu, urged the general public and encouraged the citizenry to disregard the letter and its contents.