I never commented on separatists group – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has denied media reports that he had expressed anger at the secession campaign by the Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF). Deputy Minister of Defense, Major [retd] Derrick Oduro was reported to have said the former President who hails from the Volta Region had written to the government expressing reservations about the activities of the separatists. “Former President Rawlings and Dr Obed Asamoah have written to the government they are not happy by group’s activities”, Deputy Minister of Defense was reported by MyNewsGh.com to have told Kumasi-based Otec FM. But a statement issued by the office of former President Rawlings on Thursday said the report is false. “Former President Rawlings has neither written to Government nor made any public statement on the separatist declaration.” Below is the full statement ‘RE: RAWLINGS ANGRY WITH INDEPENDENT ‘WESTERN’ TOGOLAND SEPARATISTS’ The attention of the office of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings, former President of the Republic, has been drawn to publications in the media alleging he has written to government on the breakaway declaration by the Homeland Study Group Foundation. Former President Rawlings has neither written to Government nor made any public statement on the separatist declaration. The media and public should please disregard the report. The former President intends to issue a statement on the developments in due course. Issued By: Kobina Andoh Amoakwa (Communications Directorate) Source: 3news.com | Ghana]]>

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