Former President John Dramani Mahama in a facebook post has declared his intention to apologize to Otumfuor Asantehene over comments made by his former appointees over the speech delivered at the United Nations by the Asantehene.
According to the former President, the recent statement from his office was meant to shed more light on the events surrounding the 2016 poll and not to disparage Otumfuo’s efforts at promoting national peace and unity. He said he therefore find the language and commentary in the ensuing public discourse very disturbing.
“Clearly Mr. Julius Debrah’s statement was intended to simply clarify that I never had the slightest intention of seeking to hang on to power unconstitutionally, as some media houses sought to infer from Otumfuo’s speech at the UN” the post said.
He said he has profound respect for Otumfuo and Asanteman and will not allow this issue to mar their long standing cordial relationship. On Otumfuo’s return home he said he will take the necessary steps to bring closure to this matter. In the meantime, He urge the general public and party members not to be baited into non-constructive flogging of this issue.