John Dramani Mahama has denied claims of attacking Asantes during his most recent campaign in the Eastern Region.
According to some media outlets, the former president made some derogatory remarks towards people of the Ashanti Region.
While on a three-day campaign tour in the Eastern Region, Mr. Mahama is alleged to have advised residents in the Eastern Region not to learn from their counterparts in the Ashanti Region who are emotionally attached to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and do not think before voting for the elephant-symbol party.
However, the spokesperson for the former president, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, in a released statement on April 14 dissolved such claims.
Read below the full statement by Madam Joyce Bawah Mogtari
The attention of the John Mahama Campaign has been drawn to a fake quote attributed to the former President purportedly attacking Ashantis.
The said publication, which has been sourced to UTV, an Accra based television station is false. President Mahama has not made any such statement, either on his campaign rounds or to UTV.
We believe this is yet another disinformation campaign to cause disaffection for Mr. John Mahama, and demand a retraction and apology from UTV.
Mr. Mahama remains focused on his ‘Building the Ghana we want Together’ campaign and will not be distracted by such dirty propaganda.
Joyce Bawah Mogtari
April 14, 2023