March 2, 2024
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Mahama denies Abronye’s coup allegation, says it is a concocted story

Former President John Dramani Mahama has denied the allegation made against him by the Bono Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwame Baffoe (Abronye DC), that he is plotting a coup.

Mr Mahama said the comment is false and forms part of concocted stories against him.

A statement signed by Joyce Bawah Mogtari, Special Aide to Mr Mahama on Wednesday February 16 said “I have been instructed by former President John Dramani Mahama to respond to yet another publication of false and concocted stories by one Kwame Baffoe also known as Abronye from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

“HE John Dramani Mahama has not met with any group of people, let alone a terrorist group, to plot to stage a coup d’etat. President Mahama is very well known, both in Ghana and internationally, as a democrat and a strong believer in strengthening democracy not only in Ghana but across the continent of Africa. Therefore, any attempt to align or associate him with anti-democratic activities, acts of
destabilization, and abuse of human and other rights, cannot be true.

“This further clarification, despite reports of a police action against the said Abronye, is simply to re-emphasise President Mahama’s integrity and democratic credentials.”

Abronye was arrested and charged with publication of false news and offensive conduct after claiming that Mr Mahama was planning to overthrow the government.

The Police said in a statement that preliminary investigation established that his claims were untrue hence the arrest.

He was therefore invited to the Accra Regional Police Command on Tuesday February 15.

“The attention of the Police Service was drawn to a publication in which Mr Kwame Baffoe alias Abronye DC is alleged to have said that former President John Mahama is allegedly planning to stage a coup,” the Police said in a statement on Tuesday February 15.

An Accra Circuit Court granted him ¢100,000 bail.

The case has been adjourned to March 9.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

Willum Skeener

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